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Lévy risk model with two-sided jumps and a barrier dividend strategy

  • Bo, Lijun
  • Song, Renming
  • Tang, Dan
  • Wang, Yongjin
  • Yang, Xuewei

In this paper, we consider a general Lévy risk model with two-sided jumps and a constant dividend barrier. We connect the ruin problem of the ex-dividend risk process with the first passage problem of the Lévy process reflected at its running maximum. We prove that if the positive jumps of the risk model form a compound Poisson process and the remaining part is a spectrally negative Lévy process with unbounded variation, the Laplace transform (as a function of the initial surplus) of the upward entrance time of the reflected (at the running infimum) Lévy process exhibits the smooth pasting property at the reflecting barrier. When the surplus process is described by a double exponential jump diffusion in the absence of dividend payment, we derive some explicit expressions for the Laplace transform of the ruin time, the distribution of the deficit at ruin, and the total expected discounted dividends. Numerical experiments concerning the optimal barrier strategy are performed and new empirical findings are presented.

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Volume (Year): 50 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 280-291

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