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XIII: 06, 90-115, LNM 721 (1979)

**AZÉMA, Jacques**; **YOR, Marc**

Une solution simple au problème de Skorokhod (Brownian motion)

An explicit solution is given to Skorohod's problem: given a distribution $\mu$ with mean $0$ and finite second moment $\sigma^2$, find a (non randomized) stopping time $T$ of a Brownian motion $(X_t)$ such that $X_T$ has the distribution $\mu$ and $E[T]=\sigma^2$. It is shown that if $S_t$ is the one-sided supremum of $X$ at time $t$, $T=\inf\{t:S_t\ge\psi(X_t)\}$ solves the problem, where $\psi(x)$ is the barycenter of $\mu$ restricted to $[x,\infty[$. The paper has several interesting side results, like explicit families of Brownian martingales, and a proof of the Ray-Knight theorem on local times

Comment: The subject is further investigated in 1356 and 1441. See also 1515. A general survey on the Skorohod embedding problem is Ob\lój,*Probab. Surv.* **1**, 2004

Keywords: Skorohod imbedding

Nature: Original

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Une solution simple au problème de Skorokhod (Brownian motion)

An explicit solution is given to Skorohod's problem: given a distribution $\mu$ with mean $0$ and finite second moment $\sigma^2$, find a (non randomized) stopping time $T$ of a Brownian motion $(X_t)$ such that $X_T$ has the distribution $\mu$ and $E[T]=\sigma^2$. It is shown that if $S_t$ is the one-sided supremum of $X$ at time $t$, $T=\inf\{t:S_t\ge\psi(X_t)\}$ solves the problem, where $\psi(x)$ is the barycenter of $\mu$ restricted to $[x,\infty[$. The paper has several interesting side results, like explicit families of Brownian martingales, and a proof of the Ray-Knight theorem on local times

Comment: The subject is further investigated in 1356 and 1441. See also 1515. A general survey on the Skorohod embedding problem is Ob\lój,

Keywords: Skorohod imbedding

Nature: Original

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