Winter 2018, PSTAT 223B
M-W 9:30-10:45, HSSB 1207
fouque at pstat.ucsb.edu
Office Hours: W 11am-12pm South Hall 5504 or by appointment
Midterm 1: Wednesday February 14
Midterm 2: Wednesday March 14
Week 1 (classes cancelled due to final exams of Fall quarter):
January 8: No class.
January 10: No class
January 15: Holiday.
January 17: One period models. Arbitrage. Replication. Risk-neutral valuation.
January 22: Multi-period models.
January 24: Black-Scholes model. Self-financing portfolios and no-arbitrage pricing (Chapters 6 and 7).
HW1 due Wednesday February 2: p. 63-64: 4.2 and 4.5, p. 80-82: 5.5, 5.8, 5.10, 5.11, p. 91: 6.1
An introduction to stochastic models in finance with applications to valuation and hedging of derivatives in equity, fixed income, and credit markets, and to portfolio allocation.
PSTAT 213 A-B-C Introduction to Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes (or equivalent)
PSTAT 223A Stochastic Calculus and Applications (or equivalent)
Arbitrage Theory in Continuous Time by Tomas Bjork, 3rd ed, Oxford 2009