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Integral representation of martingales motivated by the problem of endogenous completeness in financial economics

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posted on 2012-10-29, 00:00 authored by Dmitry KramkovDmitry Kramkov, Silviu Predoiu

Let Q and P be equivalent probability measures and let ψ be a Jdimensional vector of random variables such that dQ dP and ψ are defined in terms of a weak solution X to a d-dimensional stochastic differential equation. Motivated by the problem of endogenous completeness in financial economics we present conditions which guarantee that every local martingale under Q is a stochastic integral with respect to the J-dimensional martingale St , E Q[ψ|Ft]. While the drift b = b(t, x) and the volatility σ = σ(t, x) coefficients for X need to have only minimal regularity properties with respect to x, they are assumed to be analytic functions with respect to t. We provide a counter-example showing that this t-analyticity assumption for σ cannot be removed


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