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postgraduate thesis: On some Parisian problems in ruin theory

TitleOn some Parisian problems in ruin theory
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Wong, T. J. [黃峻儒]. (2014). On some Parisian problems in ruin theory. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5317068
AbstractTraditionally, in the context of ruin theory, most judgements are made on an immediate sense. An example would be the determination of ruin, in which a business is declared broke right away when it attains a negative surplus. Another example would be the decision on dividend payment, in which a business pays dividends whenever the surplus level overshoots certain threshold. Such scheme of decision making is generally being criticized as unrealistic from a practical point of view. The Parisian concept is therefore invoked to handle this issue. This idea is deemed more realistic since it allows certain delay in the execution of decisions. In this thesis, such Parisian concept is utilized on two different aspects. The first one is to incorporate this concept on defining ruin, leading to the introduction of Parisian ruin time. Under such a setting, a business is considered ruined only when the surplus level stays negative continuously for a prescribed length of time. The case for a fixed delay is considered. Both the renewal risk model and the dual renewal risk model are studied. Under a mild distributional assumption that either the inter arrival time or the claim size is exponentially distributed (while keeping the other arbitrary), the Laplace transform to the Parisian ruin time is derived. Numerical example is performed to confirm the reasonableness of the results. The methodology in obtaining the Laplace transform to the Parisian ruin time is also demonstrated to be useful in deriving the joint distribution to the number of negative surplus causing or without causing Parisian ruin. The second contribution is to incorporate this concept on the decision for dividend payment. Specifically, a business only pays lump-sum dividends when the surplus level stays above certain threshold continuously for a prescribed length of time. The case for a fixed and an Erlang(n) delay are considered. The dual compound Poisson risk model is studied. Laplace transform to the ordinary ruin time is derived. Numerical examples are performed to illustrate the results.
DegreeMaster of Philosophy
SubjectRisk (Insurance) - Mathematical models
Dept/ProgramStatistics and Actuarial Science
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/206448

 

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dc.contributor.authorWong, Tsun-yu, Jeff-
dc.contributor.author黃峻儒-
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-31T23:15:55Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-31T23:15:55Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationWong, T. J. [黃峻儒]. (2014). On some Parisian problems in ruin theory. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5317068-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/206448-
dc.description.abstractTraditionally, in the context of ruin theory, most judgements are made on an immediate sense. An example would be the determination of ruin, in which a business is declared broke right away when it attains a negative surplus. Another example would be the decision on dividend payment, in which a business pays dividends whenever the surplus level overshoots certain threshold. Such scheme of decision making is generally being criticized as unrealistic from a practical point of view. The Parisian concept is therefore invoked to handle this issue. This idea is deemed more realistic since it allows certain delay in the execution of decisions. In this thesis, such Parisian concept is utilized on two different aspects. The first one is to incorporate this concept on defining ruin, leading to the introduction of Parisian ruin time. Under such a setting, a business is considered ruined only when the surplus level stays negative continuously for a prescribed length of time. The case for a fixed delay is considered. Both the renewal risk model and the dual renewal risk model are studied. Under a mild distributional assumption that either the inter arrival time or the claim size is exponentially distributed (while keeping the other arbitrary), the Laplace transform to the Parisian ruin time is derived. Numerical example is performed to confirm the reasonableness of the results. The methodology in obtaining the Laplace transform to the Parisian ruin time is also demonstrated to be useful in deriving the joint distribution to the number of negative surplus causing or without causing Parisian ruin. The second contribution is to incorporate this concept on the decision for dividend payment. Specifically, a business only pays lump-sum dividends when the surplus level stays above certain threshold continuously for a prescribed length of time. The case for a fixed and an Erlang(n) delay are considered. The dual compound Poisson risk model is studied. Laplace transform to the ordinary ruin time is derived. Numerical examples are performed to illustrate the results.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.subject.lcshRisk (Insurance) - Mathematical models-
dc.titleOn some Parisian problems in ruin theory-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5317068-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Philosophy-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineStatistics and Actuarial Science-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5317068-

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