IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Optimal dividend strategies for a risk process under force of interest

  • Albrecher, Hansjörg
  • Thonhauser, Stefan
Registered author(s):

    In the classical Cramér-Lundberg model in risk theory the problem of maximizing the expected cumulated discounted dividend payments until ruin is a widely discussed topic. In the most general case within that framework it is proved [Gerber, H.U., 1968. Entscheidungskriterien fuer den zusammengesetzten Poisson-prozess. Schweiz. Aktuarver. Mitt. 1, 185-227; Azcue, P., Muler, N., 2005. Optimal reinsurance and dividend distribution policies in the Cramér-Lundberg model. Math. Finance 15 (2) 261-308; Schmidli, H., 2008. Stochastic Control in Insurance. Springer] that the optimal dividend strategy is of band type. In the present paper we discuss this maximization problem in a generalized setting including a constant force of interest in the risk model. The value function is identified in the set of viscosity solutions of the associated Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation and the optimal dividend strategy in this risk model with interest is derived, which in the general case is again of band type and for exponential claim sizes collapses to a barrier strategy. Finally, an example is constructed for Erlang(2)-claim sizes, in which the bands for the optimal strategy are explicitly calculated.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6V8N-4S7BD9W-1/2/6d33bdbf79b485fd599350bdb3f49f64
    Download Restriction: Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Insurance: Mathematics and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 43 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 (August)
    Pages: 134-149

    as
    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:eee:insuma:v:43:y:2008:i:1:p:134-149
    Contact details of provider: Web page: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/inca/505554

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

    as in new window
    1. Paulsen, Jostein & Gjessing, Hakon K., 1997. "Optimal choice of dividend barriers for a risk process with stochastic return on investments," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 20(3), pages 215-223, October.
    2. Kristin Reikvam & Fred Espen Benth & Kenneth Hvistendahl Karlsen, 2001. "Optimal portfolio selection with consumption and nonlinear integro-differential equations with gradient constraint: A viscosity solution approach," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 5(3), pages 275-303.
    3. Paulsen, Jostein, 1993. "Risk theory in a stochastic economic environment," Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Elsevier, vol. 46(2), pages 327-361, June.
    4. Albrecher, Hansjorg & Teugels, Jozef L. & Tichy, Robert F., 2001. "On a gamma series expansion for the time-dependent probability of collective ruin," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(3), pages 345-355, December.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:insuma:v:43:y:2008:i:1:p:134-149. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Zhang, Lei)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.