The Skew diffusion processes and their applications in finance
Speaker:Prof. Yongjin WANG
School of Business
Nankai University
Date & Time:23 Aug 2017 (Wednesday) 10:30 - 11:30
Venue:E11- 1012
Organized by:Department of Mathematics


In this talk, we begin with the Ito & McKean[1965]'s construction of Skew B.M. (via the Brownian excursions), and introduce a class of the so-called Skew diffusion processes. Specifically, our considerations are limited on the Skew O-U processes and the Skew Feller-branching processes (the latter are also called Skew CIR processes). For those two processes we first give the explicit expressions on the transition densities, in term of classical Special Functions. Next we study the hitting times of the processes up (or down) crossing some given levels, and we obtained the Laplace Transforms expressions of those random stopping times. These results are fundamental for the quantitative analysis of the processes. On the other hand, some observations from the FX market data show that, the special structures of Skew O-U processes can capture the important "sticky" phenomena, which frequently appeared in the market while the FX prices go up (down) to some specific level. Whereas the usual Geometric BM or Geometric O-U processes fails to do. So with the good tractable characters the Skew O-U procesess can be significantly introduced to model some FX and other assets price dynamics, alternatively we can proceed to the derivative securities pricing with such new models.


Prof. Yongjin Wang was awarded his PhD at Nankai University in 1992 and is currently a full professor at Nankai University. He has published more than 50 high quality papers about probability and mathematical finance.