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Optimal excess-of-loss reinsurance and dividend payments with both transaction costs and taxes


  • Lihua Bai
  • Junyi Guo
  • Huayue Zhang


In this paper we study the optimal excess-of-loss reinsurance and dividend strategy for maximizing the expected total discounted dividends received by shareholders until ruin time. Transaction costs and taxes are required when dividends occur. The problem is formulated as a stochastic impulse control problem. By solving the corresponding quasi-variational inequality, we obtain analytical solutions for the optimal return function and the optimal strategy.

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  • Lihua Bai & Junyi Guo & Huayue Zhang, 2010. "Optimal excess-of-loss reinsurance and dividend payments with both transaction costs and taxes," Quantitative Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 10(10), pages 1163-1172.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:quantf:v:10:y:2010:i:10:p:1163-1172
    DOI: 10.1080/14697680902968005

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    1. Peng, Xiaofan & Chen, Mi & Guo, Junyi, 2012. "Optimal dividend and equity issuance problem with proportional and fixed transaction costs," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 51(3), pages 576-585.
    2. Yao, Dingjun & Yang, Hailiang & Wang, Rongming, 2014. "Optimal risk and dividend control problem with fixed costs and salvage value: Variance premium principle," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 53-64.
    3. Chen, Mi & Peng, Xiaofan & Guo, Junyi, 2013. "Optimal dividend problem with a nonlinear regular-singular stochastic control," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 52(3), pages 448-456.


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