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Champaign IL 61820

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Martin Widdicks

Senior Lecturer of Finance and Director, MSF Program

Education

Ph.D. Mathematical Finance, University of Manchester, 2002.
B.Sc. Mathematics, University of Manchester, 1999.

Research Interests

Derivative pricing models, Mathematical finance.

Research

Journal Articles

"Do compensation plans with performance targets provide better incentives?" M. Widdicks, H. Pinto, Journal of Corporate Finance, 2014.


"Singular Perturbation Techniques Applied to Multiasset Option Pricing" M. Widdicks, D. Newton, P. Duck, C. Yang, Mathematical Finance, (19) 3 457 - 486 2009.


"Extending quadrature methods to value multi-asset and complex path-dependent options" M. Widdicks, A. Andricopoulos, P. Duck, D. Newton, Journal of Financial Economics, (83) 2 471-499 2007.


"Enhancing the accuracy of pricing American/Bermudan options" M. Widdicks, P. Duck, D. Newton, Y. Leung, Journal of Derivatives, (12) 4 34 - 44 2005.


"The Black-Scholes equation revisited: asymptotic expansions and singular perturbations" M. Widdicks, A. Andricopoulos, P. Duck, D. Newton, Mathematical Finance, (15) 373 - 391 2005.


"Curtailing the range for lattice and grid methods" M. Widdicks, A. Andricopoulos, P. Duck, D. Newton, Journal of Derivatives, (11) 55 - 61 2004.


"Universal option pricing using quadrature" M. Widdicks, A. Andricopoulos, P. Duck, D. Newton, Journal of Financial Economics, (67) 447 - 471 2003.


"On the enhanced convergence of lattice methods for option pricing" M. Widdicks, A. Andricopoulos, P. Duck, D. Newton, Journal of Futures Markets, (22) 315 - 338 2002.

Working Papers

"Executive Stock Option Exercise Behavior with Consumption and Overcon fidence" M. Widdicks, J. Pollet, J. White, 2013.


"Why Do Employees Like To Be Paid With Options?: A Multi-period Prospect Theory Approach." M. Widdicks, L. Sun, 2013.


"A Model of Equity Based Compensation with Tax" M. Widdicks, J. Zhao, 2013.


"Information About Price and Volatility Jumps Inferred from Option Prices" M. Widdicks, S. Taylor, C. Tzeng, 2013.

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