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On the Existence of Shadow Prices

  • Giuseppe Benedetti
  • Luciano Campi
  • Jan Kallsen
  • Johannes Muhle-Karbe
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    For utility maximization problems under proportional transaction costs, it has been observed that the original market with transaction costs can sometimes be replaced by a frictionless "shadow market" that yields the same optimal strategy and utility. However, the question of whether or not this indeed holds in generality has remained elusive so far. In this paper we present a counterexample which shows that shadow prices may fail to exist. On the other hand, we prove that short selling constraints are a sufficient condition to warrant their existence, even in very general multi-currency market models with possibly discontinuous bid-ask-spreads.

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    Date of creation: Nov 2011
    Date of revision: Jan 2013
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