Elisa Alòs

UPF and Barcelona GSE


PhD, Universitat de Barcelona

Elisa Alòs is an associate professor in the department of Economics and Business at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professor. Prior to joining the UPF in 2001, she was an assistant professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She completed her PhD in Mathematics in 1998 at the University of Barcelona, with a dissertation based on Malliavin Calculus techniques applied to the study of stochastic integral equations.

Her research relies on the applications of stochastic analysis in mathematical finance. In particular, it is focused on the application of Malliavin calculus techniques and the use of fractional noises in market modeling. Her main published results are related to the construction of closed-form approximation formulas for option prices, as well as with the analytical study of the properties of models (as for example, the analytical study of the implied volatility skew for stochastic volatility models).

Barcelona GSE Working Papers

Elisa Alòs, Antoine Jacquier and Jorge A. León

The Implied Volatility of Forward Starting Options: ATM Short-Time Level, Skew and Curvature