This paper is concerned with geometric Asian options whose pay-offs depend on the geometric average of the underlying asset prices. Following the Cox et al (1979 J. Financial Economics 7 229-63) arbitrage arguments, we develop one-state variable binomial models for the options on the basis of the idea of Cheuk and Vorst (1997 J. Int. Money Finance 16 173-87). The models are more efficient and faster than those lattice methods (for the options) proposed by Hull and White (1993 J. Derivatives 1 21-31), Ritchken et al (1993 Manage. Sci. 39 1202-13), Barraquand and Pudet (1996 Math. Finance 6 17-51) and Cho and Lee (1997 J. Financial Eng. 6 179-91). We also establish the equivalence of the models and certain difference schemes.
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- Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)