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First passage of a Markov additive process and generalized Jordan chains


  • D'Auria, Bernardo
  • Kella, Offer
  • Ivanovs, Jevgenijs
  • Mandjes, Michel


In this paper we consider the first passage process of a spectrally negative Markov additive process (MAP). The law of this process is uniquely characterized by a certain matrix function, which plays a crucial role in fluctuation theory. We show how to identify this matrix using the theory of Jordan chains associated with analytic matrix functions. This result provides us with a technique, which can be used to derive various further identities.

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  • D'Auria, Bernardo & Kella, Offer & Ivanovs, Jevgenijs & Mandjes, Michel, 2010. "First passage of a Markov additive process and generalized Jordan chains," DES - Working Papers. Statistics and Econometrics. WS ws103923, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Estadística.
  • Handle: RePEc:cte:wsrepe:ws103923

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