In this dissertation, we investigate the spread option pricing problem with stochastic interest rate. First, we will review the basic concept and theories of stochastic calculus, give an introduction of spread options and provide some examples of spread options in different markets. We will also review the market efficiency theory, arbitrage and assumptions that are commonly used in mathematical finance. In Chapter 3, we will review existing spread pricing models and term-structure models such as Vasicek Mode, and the Heath-Jarrow-Morton framework. In Chapter 4, we will use the martingale approach to derive a partial differential equation for the price of the spread option with stochastic interest rate. In Chapter 5, we will study the spread option numerically. We will conclude this dissertation with ideas for future research.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Mathematics
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Luo, Yi, "Spread Option Pricing with Stochastic Interest Rate" (2012). All Theses and Dissertations. 3269.
Spread Option, Stochastic Interest Rate, Vasicek Model, Term Structure, HJM Frame Work, GMM