Employee Stock Options: An Up-and-Out Protected Barrier Call
Anderson, Chris K.; Brisley, Neil
A well-known numerical lattice model, widely used to value employee stock options (ESOs), can be interpreted as a variation on the up-and-out protected barrier call, a version of which is valued in closed form by Carr (1995). We clarify that valuation formula and extend it to take account of the reality of possible vesting date exercise by employees.
employee stock options; up-and-out protected barrier call
Required Publisher Statement: © Taylor & Francis . Final version published as: Anderson, C. K., & Brisley, N. (2009). Employee stock options: An up-and-out protected barrier call. Applied Mathematical Finance, 16(4), 347-352. DOI: 10.1080/13504860902753251. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.