The expected discounted penalty at ruin in the Erlang (2) risk process
AbstractIn this paper, under the Erlang (2) risk process, we examine the expected discounted value of a penalty at ruin, which is considered as a function of the initial surplus. We first show that the expected discounted penalty function satisfies an integro-differential equation, and give its initial value, as well as its Laplace transform. We further prove that this function is twice differentiable, and satisfies a defective renewal equation. An explicit expression for the solution of this equation can be derived. The associated compound geometric distribution and "claim size" distribution are also studied.
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Volume (Year): 72 (2005)
Issue (Month): 3 (May)
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