Moments and polynomial expansions in discrete matrix-analytic models
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Calculation of factorial moments and point probabilities is considered in integer-valued matrix-analytic models at a finite horizon T. Two main settings are considered, maxima of integer-valued downward skipfree Lévy processes and Markovian point process with batch arrivals (BMAPs). For the moments of the finite-time maxima, the procedure is to approximate the time horizon T by an Erlang distributed one and solve the corresponding matrix Wiener–Hopf factorization problem. For the BMAP, a structural matrix-exponential representation of the factorial moments of N(T) is derived. Moments are then used as a computational vehicle to provide a converging Gram–Charlier series for the point probabilities. Topics such as change-of-measure techniques and time inhomogeneity are also discussed.
|Stochastic Processes and Their Applications
|Udgivet - 2022
We are grateful to Denys Pommeret for guiding us to the Koekoek and Swarttouw  report.
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