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Optimal prediction for positive self-similar Markov processes

Baurdoux, Erik J. ORCID: 0000-0002-5407-0683, Kyprianou, Andreas E. and Ott, Curdin (2016) Optimal prediction for positive self-similar Markov processes. Electronic Journal of Probability, 21. ISSN 1083-6489

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Identification Number: 10.1214/16-EJP4280


This paper addresses the question of predicting when a positive self-similar Markov process XX attains its pathwise global supremum or infimum before hitting zero for the first time (if it does at all). This problem has been studied in [9] under the assumption that XX is a positive transient diffusion. We extend their result to the class of positive self-similar Markov processes by establishing a link to [3], where the same question is studied for a Lévy process drifting to −∞−∞. The connection to [3] relies on the so-called Lamperti transformation [15] which links the class of positive self-similar Markov processes with that of Lévy processes. Our approach shows that the results in [9] for Bessel processes can also be seen as a consequence of self-similarity.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the Bernoulli Society © CC BY 4.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 13:25
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 02:20
Projects: EP/L002442/1
Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

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