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Spanning with Zero-Price Investment Assets

  • Galvani, Valentina

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    (University of Alberta, Department of Economics)

  • Plourde, Andre

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    (University of Alberta, Department of Economics)

Regression-based testing techniques has long been used to quantify whether the efficient frontier of a set of assets spans the frontier of a larger collection of investments. This work derives regression-based spanning tests for the case in which the investment possibilities set contains, or is constituted by, zero-investment assets. An empirical example illustrates that ignoring the zero-cost qualification of these assets might lead to wrong spanning propositions.

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Paper provided by University of Alberta, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2009-5.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 31 Jan 2009
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Handle: RePEc:ris:albaec:2009_005
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