**Applied Mathematics**

Vol.05 No.03(2014), Article ID:42796,12 pages

10.4236/am.2014.53047

The Distribution of Multiple Shot Noise Process and Its Integral

Jiwook Jang

Department of Applied Finance & Actuarial Studies, Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Email: jiwook.jang@mq.edu.au

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Received October 30, 2013; revised November 30, 2013; accepted December 7, 2013

ABSTRACT

In this paper, we study multiple shot noise process and its integral. We analyse these two processes systematically for their theoretical distributions, based on the piecewise deterministic Markov process theory developed by Davis [1] and the martingale methodology used by Dassios and Jang [2]. The analytic expressions of the Laplace transforms of these two processes are presented. We also obtain the multivariate probability generating function for the number of jumps, for which we use a multivariate Cox process. To derive these, we assume that the Cox processes jumps, intensity jumps and primary event jumps are independent of each other. Using the Laplace transform of the integral of multiple shot noise process, we obtain the tail of multivariate distributions of the first jump times of the Cox processes, i.e. the multivariate survival functions. Their numerical calculations and other relevant joint distributions’ numerical values are also presented.

**Keywords:**

Multiple Shot Noise Process and Its Integral; Multivariate Cox Process; Piecewise Deterministic Markov Process; Martingale Methodology; Multivariate Survival Functions

1. Introduction

Due to global warming and climate changes, there have been increases in the frequency and intensity of floods in one area and draught in the other. So administrating the level of water in dams and rivers becomes much more significant task than ever before. Single (Poisson) shot noise process can be used to model the level of water in dams and rivers, but it is quite inadequate as rains do not occur according to only a Poisson process [3].

Increases in the frequency and intensity of storms, hail, bushfires and earthquakes have revealed shortcomings in the ways Catastrophe Insurance is priced. Hence more complicated models are needed to accommodate increasing frequency and intensity of catastrophic events. A Cox process with shot noise intensity has been suggested to use to predict claims arising from catastrophic events by Dassios and Jang [2].

In financial industry, a shock which initially affects a couple of institutions or a particular region of the economy spreads to the rest of the financial industry and then infects the larger economy. This is called “financial contagion” [4,5]. The US federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Bank of America takeover of Countrywide Financial Corporation and the bankruptcy of New Century Financial Corporation due to mismanagement of subprime mortgage in US are the examples of financial contagion. The prevalence of above financial contagion has led to further bankruptcies and default of mortgage lenders in US announcing their significant losses in 2008. This subprime mortgage meltdown has also led to new ownership for Bears Stern and Merrill Lynch and the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. These contagious events have caused the collapse of stock prices in worldwide and it has shaken global financial markets further due to new waves of default and bankruptcy. Due to the failing of financial institutions in 2008, systemic risk has become the main concern to the governments requiring their interventions to ameliorate these contagious effects to the larger economy [6].

To these effects, in this paper we introduce multiple shot noise process [7]. It consists of component

processes, , , where each process acts as a jump intensity for the next one. For

decays with rate, and additive jumps occur with rate of, i.e. each

process acts as a jump intensity for the next one. Jump sizes are independent but not identically distributed

random variables with distribution function decays with rate but its jump arrival rate

is deterministic. Its jump sizes have distribution function Hence multiple shot noise process we consider has the following structure:

(1)

where:

・ are sequences of independent but not identically distributed random

variables with distribution function and

・ is the total number of events up to time

・ is the rate of exponential decay for the firm

We also make the additional assumption that the point process and the sequences are independent of each other.

follows a homogeneous Poisson process with frequency rate and for follows a Cox process with intensity rate, respectively [8-10]. So in this model, dependence between the processes comes from the structure that each process acts as a jump intensity for the next one.

The process is triggered by jumps (or primary events, or shocks) that will result in a positive jump in the process. As time passes, the process decreases with rate until another jump (or event) occurs which again will result in a positive jump in the process. The process is the jump arrival rate for the process, and the process is the jump arrival rate for the process, and so on. Hence the process is the prime trigger in influencing all other relative processes. As time passes, the processes decrease with rate for, and additive jumps occur.

We use another Cox process for to model the multivariate jump time and derive the tail of multivariate distribution of the first jump times of the Cox processes, i.e. the multivariate survival function, where it is assumed that the jumps in for, the jumps in for and primary event jumps in are independent of each other.

If (i.e.), this process becomes a double shot noise process, and it can be considered to model the level of water in dams and rivers using this process. Applying a double shot noise process in insurance context can be noticed in Dassios and Jang [11].

In Section 2, we start with deriving the Laplace transform of the vector

using the martingale methodology in Dassios and Jang [2], with which we obtain the expression for

(1.2)

where and for For simplicity, it is assumed that but it

can be easily extended to the higher dimensions. Using (1.2) in Section 3, we derive the tail of the multivariate

distribution of’s, where, i.e.

(1.3)

that is equivalent to the first jump time of the Cox process. The expressions for relevant multivariate distributions such as

(1.4)

and

(1.5)

are omitted as they can easily be obtained using (1.2) and (1.3), but their numerical calculations are shown in Section 4. Section 5 contains some concluding remarks.

2. The Laplace Transform of the Vector

We firstly consider using the Laplace transform of the vector

to derive the tail of the multivariate distribution of’s. Once its expression is obtained, we can easily derive the tail of the multivariate distribution of’s by setting in the Equation (1.2).

With the aid of piecewise deterministic Markov process theory and using the results in [1], the infinitesimal

generator of the process acting on a function

within its domain is given by

(2.1)

For to belong to the domain of the generator, it is sufficient

that is differentiable w.r.t., for all , , and that

We assume that the Cox processes jumps, intensity jumps and primary event jumps do not occur at the same time.

Let us find a suitable martingale to derive the Laplace transform of the vector, the

Laplace transform of the vector and the p.g.f. (probability generating function) of the vector

respectively.

Theorem 2.1 Considering constants, and such that, and

(2.2)

is a martingale, where

and

where

Proof. From (2.1), has to satisfy for it to be a martin-

gale. Setting

we get the Equation

(2.3)

from which we have

Solve these Equations, then the result follows.

For simplicity, we set (i.e. and 1), but it can be easily extended to the higher dimension cases.

Theorem 2.2 Let be as defined. Then

(2.4)

where

and for.

Proof. Using the martingale derived in Theorem 2.1, we have

(2.5)

Hence the result follows immediately if we set

and

in (2.5).

Corollary 2.3 Let, and be as defined for and 1. Then

(2.6)

and

(2.7)

Proof. If we set in (2.4), (2.6) follows. If we also set in (2.4), (2.7) follows.

Now we can easily derive the Laplace transform of the vector the Laplace transform of the

vector and the p.g.f. of the vector, respectively.

Corollary 2.4 The Laplace transform of the vector and the Laplace transform of the vector are given by

(2.8)

(2.9)

and the p.g.f. of the vector is given by

(2.10)

Proof. If we set in (2.6) and (2.7) respectively, (2.8) and (2.10) follow. If we also set in (2.6) or set in (2.7), (2.9) follows.

Remark 1: It would be interesting to apply the p.g.f. of the vector to model insurance claim arrivals as well as the number of losses to the entire financial system/market. Also using (2.10), the marginal probability generating function for the number of jump can be easily derived. The derivation of the

marginal probability generating function for and its usage in insurance context can be

found in Dassios and Jang [2,12]. To obtain the mean and variance of the level of water in dams and rivers, the

Laplace transform of the vector, i.e. can be also used.

Corollary 2.5 The Laplace transform of the vector, where, and are jointly stationary is given by

(2.11)

Proof. Let in (2.9) and the result follows.

3. Multivariate Survival Function

Having derived the Laplace transform of the vector and the Laplace transform of the vector in the previous section, we can easily obtain the tail of multivariate distributions of the first jump times of the Cox processes (i.e. the multivariate survival function), other relevant joint distributions and the marginal survival functions. To do so, we start with a corollary assuming that, and are jointly stationary.

Corollary 3.1 The Laplace transform of the vector where, and are jointly stationary, is given by

(3.1)

Proof. Take the expectation to (2.8) and use (2.11), then (3.1) follows.

Now, we can obtain the multivariate survival function, other relevant joint distributions and the marginal survival functions.

Corollary 3.2 The multivariate survival function, where, and are jointly stationary, is given by

(3.2)

Proof. If we set in (3.1), (3.2) follows immediately.

Using (3.2), we can obtain other relevant joint distributions, three bivariate survival functions, i.e.

and other relevant bivariate distributions. We can also obtain three marginal survival functions, i.e.

They are omitted as they can easily be obtained by using the values for the vector with 0 or 1 in (3.1). Instead, we present numerical calculations of eight joint distributions with these survival functions in Section 4.

4. Numerical Examples

In this section, we show the calculations of multivariate survival function, other relevant joint distributions and the survival functions, i.e. eight joint distributions, three bivariate survival functions and three marginal survival functions. To do so, we use three exponential distributions for jump sizes for, and, respectively, which are:

(4.1)

Other distributions such as normal, log-normal, gamma and Pareto, etc. can be also applied for jump size distributions for (and 1).

Using (3.2), one of corresponding bivariate survival functions is given by

(14)

We can easily obtain other corresponding bivariate survival functions, i.e.

which are omitted as they have similar nested expressions to (4.2).

Using (3.2), one of corresponding marginal survival functions is given by

(4.3)

which can be found in Dassios and Jang [2]. We can also find another corresponding marginal survival function, i.e.

(4.4)

We can easily obtain remaining marginal survival function, i.e. which are omitted as it has also similar extended nested expressions to (4.4).

Now let us illustrate the calculations of three marginal survival functions, three bivariate survival functions and eight joint distributions. To do so, we use the parameter values as below:

(4.5)

Example 4.1 (Marginal survival functions)

The calculations of three marginal survival functions, i.e.

are given by

Example 4.2 (Bivariate survival functions)

The calculations of three bivariate survival functions, i.e.

are given by

Example 4.3 (Eight joint distributions)

The calculations of eight joint distributions, i.e.

are given by

Remark 2: Example 4.1 shows that the survival probability of the firm 1 is the highest and the firm 2’s and the firm 3’s, which can be modified with different parameter values for (4.5). Example 4.2 and 4.3 show that all relevant joint probabilities are in line with each survival probability in Example 4.1. For example, the joint survival probability of firm 2 and 1, is the highest as the combination of these two firms’ survival probabilities are the highest. Also it can be easily noticed that is the highest in Example 4.3 as the joint survival probability of firm 2 and 1 is the highest.

An economic interpretation from the perspective of the multiple shot noise process is the following. After the firm 3 ceases to function (e.g. default of Lehman Brothers), its intensity is still around affecting the other firms in the way of the multiple shot noise process. Hence can be interpreted as the probability that the firm 2 and 1 survive together after the firm 3 ceases to function, but its intensity is still in action. Also can be interpreted as the probability that the firm 1 survives after the firm 3 and 2 cease to function, but their intensities are still in action.

After the failing of the firm 3, can be considered as a measure to decide whether the government’s intervention is required not to fail the firm 2 and 1 with a threshold probability (e.g. 0.5) assumng that its intensity is still in action. Also by simulating the multiple shot noise process, this probability can be easily obtained as a systemic risk management tool for the governments.

5. Conclusions

We introduced multiple shot noise process, where each process acts as a jump intensity for the next one, and its integral. These two processes can be used in hydropower, dam and river engineering fields. Based on the piecewise deterministic Markov process theory developed by Davis [1] and the martingale methodology used by Dassios and Jang [2], we derived the Laplace transforms of these two processes. Using the multivariate Cox process, the multivariate probability generating function for the number of jumps was also presented. To do so, we have made an assumption that the Cox processes jumps, intensity jumps and primary event jumps are independent of each other. This probability generating function can be considered applying to modeling insurance claim arrivals as well as the number of losses to the entire financial system/market.

Using the Laplace transform of the integral of multiple shot noise process, we obtained the tail of multivariate distributions of the first jump times of the Cox processes, i.e. the multivariate survival functions. These survival functions can be used as the measures to decide whether the government intervention is required to ameliorate the contagious effects to the entire financial system or larger economy. With exponential distributions for jump sizes, we calculated multivariate survival function, other relevant joint distributions and the survival functions. We leave the applications of what we presented in this paper, i.e. a multivariate Cox process with multiple shot noise intensity, multiple shot noise process and its integral to the fields mentioned above for further research.

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