Valuation of risky assets in arbitrage-free economies with transactions costs

Mark B. Garman, James Arvid Ohlson

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This paper analyzes the equilibrium valuation of risky assets in the case where transactions costs are present. The methodology involves applying 'theorems of the alternative' (Farkas' Lemma) as a consequence of arbitrage-free markets. Under relevant assumptions, it is found that the price of an asset having transactions costs is the corresponding price that would obtain in a perfect market, plus a 'fudge factor'. This latter factor is provided explicit bounds.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-280
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Financial Economics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Accounting
  • Strategy and Management
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Finance


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