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An operator-based approach to the analysis of ruin-related quantities in jump diffusion risk models

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  • Feng, Runhuan
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    Recent developments in ruin theory have seen the growing popularity of jump diffusion processes in modeling an insurer's assets and liabilities. Despite the variations of technique, the analysis of ruin-related quantities mostly relies on solutions to certain differential equations. In this paper, we propose in the context of Lévy-type jump diffusion risk models a solution method to a general class of ruin-related quantities. Then we present a novel operator-based approach to solving a particular type of integro-differential equations. Explicit expressions for resolvent densities for jump diffusion processes killed on exit below zero are obtained as by-products of this work.

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

    Volume (Year): 48 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 (March)
    Pages: 304-313

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:insuma:v:48:y:2011:i:2:p:304-313
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