Exact conditions for no ruin for the generalised Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process

Damien Bankovsky, Allan Sly

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For a bivariate Lévy process (ξt, ηt)t ≥ 0 the generalised Ornstein-Uhlenbeck (GOU) process is defined as Vt {colon equals} eξt (z + ∫0t e- ξs - d ηs), t ≥ 0, where z ∈ R. We define necessary and sufficient conditions under which the infinite horizon ruin probability for the process is zero. These conditions are stated in terms of the canonical characteristics of the Lévy process and reveal the effect of the dependence relationship between ξ and η. We also present technical results which explain the structure of the lower bound of the GOU.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2544-2562
Number of pages19
JournalStochastic Processes and their Applications
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


  • Exponential functionals of Lévy processes
  • Generalised Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process
  • Lévy processes
  • Ruin probability


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