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Empirical pricing kernels obtained from the UK index options market

Research output: Working paper

Publication date2006
Place of PublicationLancaster University
PublisherThe Department of Accounting and Finance
Original languageEnglish

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NameAccounting and Finance Working Paper Series


Empirical pricing kernels for the UK equity market are derived as the ratio between risk-neutral densities, inferred from FTSE 100 index options, and historical real-world densities, estimated from time series of the index. The kernels thus obtained are almost compatible with a risk averse representative agent, unlike similar estimates for the US market.