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Derivatives pricing with liquidity risk

Zhang, Y; Ding, S; Duygun, Meryem


Y Zhang

S Ding

Aviva Chair in Risk and Insurance


This paper develops a novel, general derivative pricing model which introduces a liquidity risk factor. The model variants we outline offer a sufficient degree of flexibility so as to enable the valuation of various types of derivative classes including futures, American options, and MBS options, while existing derivative models can only price liquidity risk in European derivatives. We validate the model with oil and gold futures data and compare it to a classical benchmark model void of any liquidity risk. We find that our model is significantly more accurate than the classical model for pricing both oil and gold contracts.


Zhang, Y., Ding, S., & Duygun, M. (2019). Derivatives pricing with liquidity risk. Journal of Futures Markets, 39(11), 1471-1485.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 7, 2019
Online Publication Date Apr 1, 2019
Publication Date 2019-11
Deposit Date Mar 5, 2019
Publicly Available Date Apr 2, 2021
Journal Journal of Futures Markets
Print ISSN 0270-7314
Electronic ISSN 1096-9934
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 39
Issue 11
Pages 1471-1485
Keywords Derivative Pricing, Liquidity Risk Factor, Futures Contracts
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Additional Information This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Zhang, Y, Ding, S, Duygun, M. Derivatives pricing with liquidity risk. J Futures Markets. 2019; 1– 15, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.


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