On error rates in normal approximations and simulation schemes for Levy processes
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Let X = (X(t) : t greater than or equal to 0) be a Levy process. In simulation, one often wants to know at what size it is possible to truncate the small jumps while retaining enough accuracy. A useful tool here is the Edgeworth expansion. We provide a third order expansion together with a uniform error bound, assuming third Levy moment is 0. We next discuss approximating X in the finite variation case. Truncating the small jumps, we show that, adding their expected value, and further, including their variability by approximating by a Brownian motion, gives successively better results in general. Finally, some numerical illustrations involving a normal inverse Gaussian Levy process are given.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Publication status||Published - 2003|