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 July 12th, 2011, 06:29 AM #1 Newbie   Joined: Jul 2011 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 Lebesgue Spaces in economics So I am reading a quantifiable finance text book for fun (my other hobbies include basketball and running) and I have come across L spaces. Now I realize this book is over my head but its enjoyable so I will continue reading. It seems to me Lebesgue profitability spaces set of points corresponding to moments (i.e. L1-->E(X) L2-->Var(x) etc.) (Yes I looked up the more mathematical definition but this way I can place it in economics) But I cannot conceptualize L0 or L(infinity) probability space and the set of points they would encompass. Thanks, Cameron PS The textbook uses something like L0(omega,F,P) so I am really wondering in that context. I get in the rigourous mathamatical sense the both L0 and L(infinity) are limits but I am concerned and that L0 is not really rigorously defined but again I am only concerned about how they are used in a financial way although drawing parallels between the math and the finance would be nice.
 July 12th, 2011, 12:42 PM #2 Global Moderator   Joined: May 2007 Posts: 6,764 Thanks: 697 Re: Lebesgue Spaces in economics Lebesgue spaces are usually defined in the range (1,?), where L? means essentially bounded. I've never come across L spaces for p < 1. Note that probability spaces are a subset, since in general, the total integral doesn't have to be 1, nor does the integrand have to be non-negative.
 July 13th, 2011, 07:57 AM #3 Newbie   Joined: Jul 2011 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 Re: Lebesgue Spaces in economics L0 is not a legitimate L space because it doesn't satisfy the triangle inequality but I think they use the same formula integral(abs(x)^p)ds to define the space I just don't understand what the role of the L0 subspace is for economics what does that set (as well as L(infinity)) play for economics.
 July 13th, 2011, 03:17 PM #4 Global Moderator   Joined: May 2007 Posts: 6,764 Thanks: 697 Re: Lebesgue Spaces in economics I have no idea what the application of any Lp space is to economics.
July 14th, 2011, 10:27 AM   #5
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 Originally Posted by mathman I have no idea what the application of any Lp space is to economics.
It looks to me as the original poster just defined a standard but biased way of estimating the expecation and variance of a quantity:
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 (i.e. L1-->E(X) L2-->Var(x) etc.)
Of course one should ask why L2 should correspond to the variance rather than the mean square. Saying that Lp space relates to economics is like saying addition relates to economics.

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 Originally Posted by cameronfen L0 is not a legitimate L space because it doesn't satisfy the triangle inequality but I think they use the same formula integral(abs(x)^p)ds to define the space I just don't understand what the role of the L0 subspace is for economics what does that set (as well as L(infinity)) play for economics.
Lp for p < 1 does not satisfy triangle inequality.

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