Calculating multivariate ruin probabilities via Gaver-Stehfest inversion technique

M A Usábel

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Multivariate characteristics of risk processes are of high interest to academic actuaries. In such models, the probability of ruin is obtained not only by considering initial reserves u but also the severity of ruin y and the surplus before ruin x. This ruin probability can be expressed using an integral equation that can be efficiently solved using the Gaver-Stehfest method of inverting Laplace transforms. This approach can be considered to be an alternative to recursive methods previously used in actuarial literature. © 1999 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-142
Number of pages10
JournalInsurance: Mathematics and Economics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 1999


  • G22
  • IM13
  • IM20
  • Integral equations
  • Laplace transform
  • Multivariate ultimate ruin probability
  • Numerical methods


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