Academic Catalog


Course Code: 9700611
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Institute Of Applied Mathematics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
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Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Numerical methods for discrete time models: Algorithms for option prices, algorithms for discrete time optimal control problems. Reminders on continuous models: Stochastic Calculus, option pricing and partial differential equations, dynamic portfolio optimization. Monte-Carlo methods for options: Convergence results, variance reduction, simulation of stochastic processes, computing the hedge, Monte-Carlo methods for pricing American options. Finite difference methods for option prices: numerical analysis of elliptic and parabolic Kolmogrov equations, computation of European and American option prices in the lognormal model. Finite difference methods for stochastic control problems: Markov Chain approximation method, elliptic Hamiltion-Jacobi-Bellman equations, computational methods.