A dual risk model with additive and proportional gains: ruin probability and dividends

Onno Boxma, Esther Frostig, Zbigniew Palmowski

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We consider a dual risk model with constant expense rate and i.i.d. exponentially distributed gains that arrive according to a renewal process with general interarrival times. We add to this classical dual risk model the proportional gain feature; that is, if the surplus process just before the ith arrival is at level u, then for 0$ ]]> the capital jumps up to the level. The ruin probability and the distribution of the time to ruin are determined. We furthermore identify the value of discounted cumulative dividend payments, for the case of a Poisson arrival process of proportional gains. In the dividend calculations, we also consider a random perturbation of our basic risk process modeled by an independent Brownian motion with drift.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-580
Number of pages32
JournalAdvances in Applied Probability
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2023

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© The Author(s), 2023. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of Applied Probability Trust.


  • Dual risk model
  • dividend
  • ruin probability
  • time to ruin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Applied Mathematics


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