Journal of Applied Probability

Ruin probability with Parisian delay for a spectrally negative Lévy risk process

Irmina Czarna and Zbigniew Palmowski

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In this paper we analyze the so-called Parisian ruin probability, which arises when the surplus process stays below 0 longer than a fixed amount of time ζ > 0. We focus on a general spectrally negative Lévy insurance risk process. For this class of processes, we derive an expression for the ruin probability in terms of quantities that can be calculated explicitly in many models. We find its Cramér-type and convolution-equivalent asymptotics when reserves tend to ∞. Finally, we analyze some explicit examples.

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J. Appl. Probab., Volume 48, Number 4 (2011), 984-1002.

First available in Project Euclid: 16 December 2011

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Primary: 60J99: None of the above, but in this section 93E20: Optimal stochastic control 60G51: Processes with independent increments; Lévy processes

Lévy process ruin probability asymptotics Parisian ruin risk process


Czarna, Irmina; Palmowski, Zbigniew. Ruin probability with Parisian delay for a spectrally negative Lévy risk process. J. Appl. Probab. 48 (2011), no. 4, 984--1002. doi:10.1239/jap/1324046014.

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