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Ruin Probabilities under Generalized Exponential Distribution


  • Thampi K. K.

    (University of Calicut, India)

  • Jacob M. J.

    (National Institute of Technology at Calicut, India)

  • Raju N.

    (University of Calicut, India)


We consider a renewal risk model in which the claim inter-arrival distribution is generalized exponential (GE). We obtain the probability distribution for the ladder height distribution and use it to find the bounds for the ultimate ruin probabilities for individual claim amount distributions. The method suggested by Dufresne and Gerber (1989) is used for finding the bounds for ruin probabilities.

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  • Thampi K. K. & Jacob M. J. & Raju N., 2007. "Ruin Probabilities under Generalized Exponential Distribution," Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance, De Gruyter, vol. 2(1), pages 1-12, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:apjrin:v:2:y:2007:i:1:n:2

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