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Local martingales and the fundamental asset pricing theorems in the discrete-time case


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  • J. Jacod

    (Laboratoire de ProbabilitÊs, UniversitÊ P. et M. Curie et CNRS, URA 224, 4 Place Jussieu, F-75252-Paris Cedex, France)

  • A.N. Shiryaev

    (Steklov Mathematical Institute, Gubkina St. 8, Moscow, 117966 Russia Manuscript)

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    This paper is devoted to giving simpler proofs of the two fundamental theorems of asset pricing theory, in iscrete-time and finite horizon: namely the no-arbitrage theorem, and the market completeness theorem. Some elementary but apparently new results are also given on discrete-time martingale theory, and in particular a new condition for a local martingale to be a martingale.

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Finance and Stochastics.

    Volume (Year): 2 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 259-273

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:finsto:v:2:y:1998:i:3:p:259-273

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    Keywords: Arbitrage; complete models; equivalent martingale measure.;

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