Journal article

On ruin for the Erlang(n) risk process

SM Li, J Garrido

Insurance: Mathematics & Economics | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2004


A defective renewal equation is derived for the expected discounted penalty due at ruin, φ (u) =E[e w(U(T ), U(T) )I(T<∞) U(0)=u], in a risk model with Erlang(n) claim inter-arrival times. The approach used is similar to that of Gerber and Shiu (1998), repeatedly integrating an nth order integro-differential equation for φ, n times. The joint distribution of three random variables is obtained, the ruin time, the surplus just before ruin and the deficit at ruin. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. δ -δT -

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