Exit times for a class of random walks: exact distribution results: Exit times for random walks

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For a random walk with both downward and upward jumps (increments), the joint distribution of the exit time across a given level and the undershoot or overshoot at crossing is determined through its generating function, when assuming that the distribution of the jump in the direction making the exit possible has a Laplace transform which is a rational function. The expected exit time is also determined and the paper concludes with exact distribution results concerning exits from bounded intervals. The proofs use simple martingale techniques together with some classical expansions of polynomials and Rouché's theorem from complex function theory.
TidsskriftJournal of Applied Probability
Sider (fra-til)51-63
Antal sider13
StatusUdgivet - 2011

Bibliografisk note

Special issue.
New Frontiers in Applied Probability : A Festschrift for Søren Asmussen. (Ed. by P. Glynn, T. Mikosch and T. Rolski)

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