A note on scale functions and the time value of ruin for Levy insurance risk processes

E Biffis, A E Kyprianou

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Abstract

We examine discounted penalties at ruin for Surplus dynamics driven by a general spectrally negative Levy process; the natural class of stochastic processes which contains many examples of risk processes which have already been considered in the existing literature. Following from the important contributions of [Zhou, X., 2005. On a classical risk model with a constant dividend barrier. North Am. Act. J. 95-108] we provide an explicit characterization of a generalized version of the Gerber-Shiu function in terms of scale functions, streamlining and extending results available in the literature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-91
Number of pages7
JournalInsurance, Mathematics and Economics
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

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