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Let F, G be real distribution functions, F ≤st G; here as usual ≤st stands for the stochastic order. 16) be the set of all measures with marginals F, G that are concentrated on the order cone C. The problem is to determine, for a given strictly convex function ϕ, the bound sup ϕ(x − y)µ( dx, dy); µ ∈ MC (F, G) . 17) is to get a good monotone coupling of random walks (Sn ), (Sn ) with S0 = x ≥ X0 = 0, Sn ≥ Sn for all n, and Sn = Sn for all large enough n. v. U. 17) should concentrate as much mass on the diagonal as possible.

M}, bj := ν({yj }), j ∈ N = {1, 2, . . 19) bj = 1; j∈N σ := F (xi , yj ), i ∈ M, j ∈ N. 22) ⎪ ⎭ , if prs is determined for r ≤ i < m and s ≤ j < n, and we let j−1 pij := min ai − i−1 pis , bj − s=1 prj , if i = m or j = n. 21). 1: The proof is based on three assertions. 6 (Fr´echet (1951)) The condition F σ (x, y) ≥ H− (x, y) = max(0, A(x) + B(y) − 1) is necessary and suﬃcient for F(A, B, F σ ) = Ø. 3 Mass Transportation Problems with Capacity Constraints 21 Suppose F(A, B, F σ ) = Ø. 4) H− (x, y) ≤ F (x, y) < F σ (x, y), F ∈ F(A, B, F σ ).

Gutmann et al. (1991) show that for any probability density 0 ≤ f ≤ 1 on IRm and for any ﬁnite number of directions, there exists a probability density taking the values 0, 1 only that has the same marginals in the chosen directions. It follows that densities having the same marginals in a ﬁnite number of arbitrary directions may diﬀer considerably in the uniform metric between densities, which is indeed a very strong metric; recall that convergence in the uniform metric implies convergence in total variation.