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postgraduate thesis: Some results on BSDEs with applications in finance and insurance

TitleSome results on BSDEs with applications in finance and insurance
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Lin, Y. [林印]. (2013). Some results on BSDEs with applications in finance and insurance. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5089983
AbstractConsiderably much work has been done on Backward Stochastic Differential Equations (BSDEs) in continuous-time with deterministic terminal horizon or stopping times. Various new models have been introduced in these years in order to generalize BSDEs to solve new practical financial problems. One strand is focused on discrete-time models. Backward Stochastic Difference Equations (also called BSDEs if no ambiguity) on discrete-time finite-state space were introduced by Cohen and Elliott (2010a). The associated theory required only weak assumptions. In the first topic of this thesis, properties of non-linear expectations defined using the discrete-time finite-state BSDEs were studied. A converse comparison theorem was established. Properties of risk measures defined by non-linear expectations, especially the representation theorems, were given. Then the theory of BSDEs was applied to optimal design of dynamic risk measures. Another strand is about a general random terminal time, which is not necessarily a stopping time. The motivation of this model is a financial problem of hedging of defaultable contingent claims, where BSDEs with stopping times are not applicable. In the second topic of this thesis, discrete-time finite-state BSDEs under progressively enlarged filtration were considered. Martingale representation theorem, existence and uniqueness theorem and comparison theorem were established. Application to nonlinear expectations was also explored. Using the theory of BSDEs, the explicit solution for optimal design of dynamic default risk measures was obtained. In recent work on continuous-time BSDEs under progressively enlarged filtration, the reference filtration is generated by Brownian motions. In order to deal with cases with jumps, in the third topic of this thesis, a general reference filtration with predictable representation property and an initial time with immersion property were considered. The martingale representation theorem for square-integrable martingales under progressively enlarged filtration was established. Then the existence and uniqueness theorem of BSDEs under enlarged filtration using Lipschitz continuity of the driver was proved. Conditions for a comparison theorem were also presented. Finally applications to nonlinear expectations and hedging of defaultable contingent claims on Brownian-Poisson setting were explored.
DegreeDoctor of Philosophy
SubjectStochastic differential equations.
Finance - Mathematical models.
Insurance - Mathematics.
Dept/ProgramStatistics and Actuarial Science
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192838

 

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dc.contributor.authorLin, Yin-
dc.contributor.author林印-
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-24T02:01:05Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-24T02:01:05Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationLin, Y. [林印]. (2013). Some results on BSDEs with applications in finance and insurance. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5089983-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192838-
dc.description.abstractConsiderably much work has been done on Backward Stochastic Differential Equations (BSDEs) in continuous-time with deterministic terminal horizon or stopping times. Various new models have been introduced in these years in order to generalize BSDEs to solve new practical financial problems. One strand is focused on discrete-time models. Backward Stochastic Difference Equations (also called BSDEs if no ambiguity) on discrete-time finite-state space were introduced by Cohen and Elliott (2010a). The associated theory required only weak assumptions. In the first topic of this thesis, properties of non-linear expectations defined using the discrete-time finite-state BSDEs were studied. A converse comparison theorem was established. Properties of risk measures defined by non-linear expectations, especially the representation theorems, were given. Then the theory of BSDEs was applied to optimal design of dynamic risk measures. Another strand is about a general random terminal time, which is not necessarily a stopping time. The motivation of this model is a financial problem of hedging of defaultable contingent claims, where BSDEs with stopping times are not applicable. In the second topic of this thesis, discrete-time finite-state BSDEs under progressively enlarged filtration were considered. Martingale representation theorem, existence and uniqueness theorem and comparison theorem were established. Application to nonlinear expectations was also explored. Using the theory of BSDEs, the explicit solution for optimal design of dynamic default risk measures was obtained. In recent work on continuous-time BSDEs under progressively enlarged filtration, the reference filtration is generated by Brownian motions. In order to deal with cases with jumps, in the third topic of this thesis, a general reference filtration with predictable representation property and an initial time with immersion property were considered. The martingale representation theorem for square-integrable martingales under progressively enlarged filtration was established. Then the existence and uniqueness theorem of BSDEs under enlarged filtration using Lipschitz continuity of the driver was proved. Conditions for a comparison theorem were also presented. Finally applications to nonlinear expectations and hedging of defaultable contingent claims on Brownian-Poisson setting were explored.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B50899831-
dc.subject.lcshStochastic differential equations.-
dc.subject.lcshFinance - Mathematical models.-
dc.subject.lcshInsurance - Mathematics.-
dc.titleSome results on BSDEs with applications in finance and insurance-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5089983-
dc.description.thesisnameDoctor of Philosophy-
dc.description.thesislevelDoctoral-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineStatistics and Actuarial Science-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5089983-
dc.date.hkucongregation2013-

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