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Upper bounds for ultimate ruin probabilities in the Sparre Andersen risk model with interest and a nonlinear dividend barrier

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  • Yang, Wenquan
  • Hu, Yijun
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    We consider the classical risk model with constant force of interest and a nonlinear dividend barrier. Lundberg-type inequalities for the ultimate ruin probabilities are derived. The results obtained carry over those of Gerber [Gerber, H.U., 1979. An Introduction to Mathematical Risk Theory. In: Monograph Series, vol. 8. Huebner Foundation, Philadelphia], about a linear dividend barrier without interest, to the case with both interest and a nonlinear dividend barrier. More precise upper bounds for the ultimate ruin probabilities are also given for the special case of exponential claim sizes.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Statistics & Probability Letters.

    Volume (Year): 79 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 63-69

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:79:y:2009:i:1:p:63-69
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