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surprisingly difficult filtration problem

I am interested in a proof of the following statement which seems intuitive, but is somehow really tricky: Let $X$ be a stochastic process and let $(\mathcal{F}(t) : t \geq 0)$ be the filtration ...
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Karhunen–Loève approximation of Brownian motion and diffusions

The Karhunen–Loève theorem says that Brownian motion on the interval [0,1] can be represented as follows: $W_t = \sum_{n=1}^\infty Z_n \frac{\sin((n-1/2)\pi t)}{(n-1/2)\pi},$ where $Z_n \sim ...
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Stochastic Integration via Skorohod Representation

I am interested to know if Ito integrals against Brownian motion can also be constructed via Skorohod representation. By this I mean the following: let $S_n$ be a simple random walk started at zero; ...
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When is an ODE a good approximation to an SDE?

Suppose $X_t$ is a weak solution to a stochastic differential equation in the form $$d X_t = \sigma(X_t) d W_t + \lambda(X_t) dt$$ for smooth functions $\sigma: \mathbb R^d \to L(\mathbb R^d,\mathbb ...
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Levy jump measure vs. Levy measure vs. sum of jumps

This question might be a bit basic, but I am struggling to understand the connection between various versions of the Ito's lemma for Levy processes (and semimartingales in general). Could someone ...
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Brownian Motion Winding Number

Take a simple random walk $\gamma$ in the complex plane conditioned to start at point $a$ and end at point $b$. For this random walk, we can define the winding number $W_\gamma(a,b)$ around $b$ in the ...
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Stochastic calculus for several inputs

In "On the Gap Between Deterministic and Stochastic Ordinary Differential Equations," The Annals of Probability, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Feb., 1978), pp. 19-41, Hector J. Sussmann showed that a stochastic ...
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Malliavin calculus w.r.t $G$-Brownian motion

I wonder if it is possible to define a Malliavin calculus w.r.t $G$-Brownian motion defined on a Sublinear Expectation Space available on this link. G–Brownian motion has a very rich and interesting ...
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Integrating a Bessel Bridge

Preliminaries An order-3 Bessel Process is the one-dimensional stochastic process $X$ described by $X(t) = \sqrt{W_1(t)^2 + W_2(t)^2 + W_3(t)^2}$, where each $W_k$ is an independent Brownian Motion. ...
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Joint law of the time integral of Brownian motion and its maximum

Suppose $W_t$ is a standard one dimensional Brownian motion. Let $M_t$ and $I_t$ be its running maximum and time integral, respectively: $$M_t=\max_{0\leq s\leq t}\,W_s$$ ...
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Dynamic programming principle (DPP)

In stochastic control problem, one shall use the measurable selection theorem to prove DPP. It was discussed in discrete time case in [Bertsekas and Shreve 1978]. Is there unified framework in ...
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The distribution of Jump gaps of Levy process

Assume $X_{t}$ is a Levy process with triplet $(\sigma^{2}, \lambda, \nu)$, here $\nu$ is the Levy measure of $X_{t}$. Define $\tau_{1},\tau_{2},\dots$ be the time gap between the successive jumps ...
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distribution of integral of exponential of wiener process

I am absolute newbie to stochastic calculus and have to solve a weighted hazard rates integral, where the hazard rates are stochastic, their logarithm governed by arithmetic Ornstein-Uhlenbeck (OU) ...
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Time reversibility of Stratonovich Diffusion: Reference Request

Please consider the Stratonovich stochastic differential equation (SDE) $$ dX = b(X)\circ dB $$ where $B$ is standard Brownian motion and $X(0)=X_0$. This corresponds to the Ito (SDE) $$ dX = ...
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stochastic control / geometric mean

Consider the following problem: Given $\Omega$ and $U$ two symmetric definite positive matrices, choose a matrix $K$ to minimize the expectation $x' \Omega x + x'K'UKx$ when $x$ follows the invariant ...
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Observing drift of a Levy process

It is a well known fact, that it is very difficult to estimate the drift of a Brownian motion with drift from looking at a single path over a finite interval $[0, T]$. Is it the case with Levy ...
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Characterizing polyhedron from Brownian particle collisions with a boundary

Please imagine that we have an ordinary 2-sphere, of radius $r_{sphere}$, and some three-dimensional polygon that has all of its points fixed at positions strictly internal to the sphere's surface. ...
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Feynman-Kac theorem: probabilistic proof of existence of solution to parabolic PDE

Friedman (in his book: PDEs of Parabolic Type) shows how to construct a solution to the Cauchy problem $$ \partial_t u(t,x) = b(x) \partial_x u(t,x) + \frac{1}{2} \sigma(x)^2 \partial_{x,x} u(t,x) $$ ...
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On the infinitesimal generator of a 1-dimensional stochastic heat equation: core and explicit form

Denote $E = C([0, 1])$. I am consider a 1-dimentional stochastic heat equation on $h$: $\partial_tu(t, x) = \partial_x^2u(t, x) - V'(u(t, x)) + \dot{W}(t, x)$, for all $(t, x) \in (0, ...
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a generalization of Monge-Kantorovich Problem

I am thinking about the martingale version of Monge-Kantorovich Problem. Let $\mu(x)$ and $\nu(y)$ denote two density laws on $\mathbb{R}$, and define $M(\mu,\nu)$ the set of densities $f(x,y)$ on ...
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Lyapunov function of exponential growth for existence of a solution of an SDE

Let $$dX_t = a(X_t) dt + b(X_t) dW_t$$ be a one-dimensional stochastic differential equation, where the coefficients $a,b: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ satisfy for every ball $B_R$ the following ...
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Existence of predictable quadratic covariation for a special pair of local martingales

In Limit theorems for stochastic processes, by Jacod and Shiryaev we have the existence of a predictable quadratic covariation process stated as the following theorem $\mathbf{Theorem}$ To each ...
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Cameron-Martin like RKHS

Hello, I know that $k(x,y)=min(x,y)$ is the reproducing kernel of the Cameron Martin space of all i.i.d. RVs of Brownian motion at different times, with the $cov$ inner product. What is the RKHS ...
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Computing a density function for the integral of a stochastic process, given its transition function

$P$ is a one-dimensional Markov stochastic process that runs on time interval $[0, t_f]$. I know its transition function: $P(0) = x_0$ and for any $0 \le t_a < t_b \le t_f$, the function $f(x_b | ...
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Is this process strictly positive?

Let $W_t$ is standard Brownian motion under probability measure $P$. Consider 1-D stochastic differential equation $$ dY_t = dt + \sigma(Y_t) dW_t, \ Y_0 = y\ge 0.$$ We assume $\sigma(0) = 0$, and ...
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Does this series stopping times marching forward?

Let $W_t$ is standard Brownian motion under probability measure $P$. Consider stochastic differential equation $$ dY_t = dt + Y_t dW_t, \ Y_0 = 0.$$ Note that, the above SDE has a strong non-negative ...
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Joint distribution of Ito integral and its quadratic varation

Any idea on solving the joint distribution of $X_T=\int_0^T \alpha_t dZ_t$ and $Y_T=\int_0^T \alpha_t^2 dt$ ? Here $X_T$ is an Ito integral and $Z_t$ is a standard Brownian process. When $\alpha_t$ ...
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How to deal with the vector norm item as a denominator in this expectation?

Hello, everyone. I want to calculate the expectation shown in the following formula, where $X$ follows a standard $d$-dimensional multi-variable normal distribution as ...
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Finding jump probabilities from mean-occupancy values for positions on a one-dimensional random walk

Please imagine a discrete random walk on a one-dimensional lattice. The lattice consists of a set of $L$ positions, $(x_0, x_1, ..., x_L) \in L$, where $x_0$ is the initial position of the walk (as ...
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Fundamental theorem of calculus for iterated stochastic integrals

I'm trying to find the rate (or a bound for it) with which an iterated integral of the type $$\int_{-h}^0 \int_{-h}^{t} A_s d B_s A_t d B_t$$ converges to zero (in probability/distribution) for $h ...
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question about Doob-Meyer decomposition

Given a filtered probability space and let $X$ be a cadlag local martingale defined on this space. Let $V$ be a cadlag supermartingale and assume we know the following decomposition: ...
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On the solution of a stochastic partial differential equation

Consider a simple SPDE as follows: $\partial_t u(t,x)=\partial_x^2 u(t,x)+V(u(t,x))+\dot{W}(t,x)$, $t>0$, $x\in(0,1)$, $u(t,0)=u(t,1)=0$, $u(0,x)=v(x)$, where $V$ is a bounded, smooth ...
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Time change for non-homogeneous Markov processes

Background: Let $C$ be the space of continuous function on $[0,T]$, $f, \sigma \in C$ bounded with $\sigma^2 \geq \varepsilon > 0$ and let $X=(X_t)_{t\in [0,T]}$ be a diffusion process of ...
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stochastic calculus

I am trying to understand Ito's lemma for Poisson type processes and here is my question: Assume I have a jump process given by the stochastic equation: $dp(t,T_1)= r_1p(t,T_1)1_{\tau<=t}dt + ...
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Is there a theory of SDEs whose coefficients are themselves adapted processes (i.e. “may depend on the past”)?

Is there an existence and uniqueness theorem for SDEs of the following type: $dW_{t}=d\tilde{W}_{t}+\mu\left(\left(W_{s}\right)_{0\le s\le t},t\right)dt$, where $\tilde{W}_{t}$ is say ...
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Supermartingale inequality on a particular event

Say, I have a supermartingale $Y_t$ with respect to the filtration $F_t$. Let $T$ and $S$ two stopping times greater than $t>0$ such that on the event $A$, $T>S$, then since $Y_t$ is a ...
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How is Kolmogorov forward equation derived from the theory of semigroup of operators?

In Lamperti's Stochastic Processes, given a time-homogeneous Markov process $X(t), t\geq 0$ with Markov transition kernel $p_t(x,E)$ and state space being a measurable space $(S, \mathcal{F})$, a ...
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Iterated Ito Integral, Gaussian Volterra Process

Let me define $$ J^f_{n}(t) = \, \int_0^t \int_0^{t_1} \ldots \int_0^{t_{n-1}} f(t, t_1, \ldots, t_n) \; dB_{t_n} ...dB_{t_1} $$ where $f:[0,1]^{n+1} \to \mathbb{R}$ is a nice deterministic ...
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Time integral of a diffusion

Define $\bar\sigma^2_t=\frac{1}{t}\int_0^t\sigma^2(X_s)ds$ where $\sigma(x)\geq0$ is a measurable function and $X_t$ a diffusion process defined by \begin{equation} ...
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Attractors and solutions to these generalized Ornstein–Uhlenbeck processes?

This is a question about generalized Ornstein–Uhlenbeck processes I asked on MSE, but I haven't received replies about their attractors and solutions yet. So I would appreciate if someone could give ...
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What conditions on a filtration guarantee that a (sub)martingale has a continuous modification?

There is a theorem as follows: Theorem. Let $\mathcal{F}_t$ be a filtration which is right-continuous and complete. Assume $M_t$ is a submartingale adapted to $\mathcal{F}_t$ such that $t \mapsto ...
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Maximal Principle for stochastic heat equation

Consider $\partial_{t}u=\partial_{xx}u$ with Neumannboundary conditon $u_{x}(0,t)=u_{x}(1,t)=0$ and initial condition $u(x,0)=f(x)\geqslant0$. Then up to time $T$, the maximal value of $u$ should be ...
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Potentials of class D

A potential $\pi_t$ is a positive supermartingale with the condition that $\mathbb{E}[\pi_t]\rightarrow 0$ as $t \rightarrow 0$. What are the necessary/sufficient conditions for a potential to be of ...
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stochastic volatility valuation equation

I'm trying to derive the valuation equation under a general stochastic volatility model. What one can read in the litterature is the following reasonning: One consider a replicating self-financing ...
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Tanaka stochastic differential equation and Kolmogorov equation

Given Tanaka sde $$dX_t=[a{\rm sign}(X_t)+b]dW_t$$ is there associated a diffusion process and so a Kolmogorov (Fokker-Planck) equation? What is this equation? References answering the question are ...
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Inverse Skorokhod Embedding Problem

The Skorokhod Embedding Problem is well known and has many documented solutions in the literature. Now if we are given a Brownian stochastic basis (satisfying usual hypothesis), a diffusion $X_t$ ...
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Change of Time in Stochastic Integral

Hi everyone, Let's be given $I(0,t)$ a Stochastic Integral with respect to a local martingale $ M_t$ of the form : $I(0,t)=\int_0^t h(s_-)dM_s$ with $h\in L(M)$ (for example $h$ is an adapted ...
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a question about Dambis, Dubins-Schwarz Theorem

Let $M=(M_t)_{0\le t\le 1}$ be a continous $\mathbb{F}=\{\mathcal{F}_t\}_{0\le t\le 1}$-martingale s.t. $M_0=0$. Now my question is whether there exists a Brownin motion $B$ s.t. ...
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a question about the modification of a supermartingale

Let $\mathbf{D}\subset\mathbf{D}([0,1],\mathbb{R}_+)$ denote the space of positive cadlag functions $\mathbf{x}$ defined on $[0,1]$ with $\mathbf{x}(0)=1$. Define the canonical process ...
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Ito formula for max(X,0) where X is a semimartingale

Has anyone ever applied the Ito formula on $|X^+|^2$ for $X^+ = \max(X,0)$ with $X(t) = X(0) + M(t) + V(t)$, where $M(t)$ is a local martingale and $V(t)$ is bounded variation process. I found it in ...