Journal of Applied Probability

On simple ruin expressions in dependent Sparre Andersen risk models

Hansjörg Albrecher, Onno J. Boxma, and Jevgenijs Ivanovs

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In this note we provide a simple alternative probabilistic derivation of an explicit formula of Kwan and Yang (2007) for the probability of ruin in a risk model with a certain dependence between general claim interoccurrence times and subsequent claim sizes of conditionally exponential type. The approach puts the type of formula in a general context, illustrating the potential for similar simple ruin probability expressions in more general risk models with dependence.

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J. Appl. Probab., Volume 51, Number 1 (2014), 293-296.

First available in Project Euclid: 25 March 2014

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Primary: 91B30: Risk theory, insurance 97M30: Financial and insurance mathematics 60K20: Applications of Markov renewal processes (reliability, queueing networks, etc.) [See also 90Bxx]

Sparre Andersen risk model ruin probability Markov additive process


Albrecher, Hansjörg; Boxma, Onno J.; Ivanovs, Jevgenijs. On simple ruin expressions in dependent Sparre Andersen risk models. J. Appl. Probab. 51 (2014), no. 1, 293--296. doi:10.1239/jap/1395771431.

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