Analytical approximation formula for barrier option prices under the regime-switching model
© 2019 Portfolio Management Research. All rights reserved. In this article barrier options are analytically evaluated under the regime-switching model, with the volatility of the underlying price being allowed to jump between different states following a Markov chain. The target barrier option prices are expressed in a Fourier cosine series after a particular approximation formula is obtained. The accuracy and efficiency of the newly derived formula are demonstrated through numerical experiments, demonstrating the formula's potential for practical applications.