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Title: Parameters identification for inverse option problems using Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods Authors:  Yasushi Ota - Okayama University of Science (Japan) [presenting]
Abstract: The inverse option problems (IOP) in the extended Black--Scholes model arising in financial market are investigated. We identify the volatility and the drift coefficient from the measured data in financial markets using a Bayesian inference approach, which is presented as an IOP solution. The posterior probability density function of the parameters is computed from the measured data. The statistics of the unknown parameters are estimated by a Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithm, which exploits the posterior state space. The efficient sampling strategy of the MCMC algorithm enables us to solve inverse problems by the Bayesian inference technique. Our numerical results indicate that the Bayesian inference approach can simultaneously estimate the unknown trend and volatility coefficients from the measured data.