Modern problems of stochastic analysis and statistics - Selected contributions in honor of Valentin Konakov
This book brings together the latest findings in the area of stochastic analysis and statistics. The individual chapters cover a wide range of topics from limit theorems, Markov processes, nonparametric methods, acturial science, population dynamics, and many others. The volume is dedicated to Valentin Konakov, head of the International Laboratory of Stochastic Analysis and its Applications on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Contributions were prepared by the participants of the international conference of the international conference “Modern problems of stochastic analysis and statistics”, held at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow from May 29 - June 2, 2016. It offers a valuable reference resource for researchers and graduate students interested in modern stochastics.
The paper contains a complete analysis of the Galton–Watson models with immigration, including the processes in the random environment, stationary or nonstationary ones. We also study the branching random walk on $Z^d$ with immigration and prove the existence of the limits for the first two correlation functions.
In this paper we present a novel approach towards variance reduction for discretised diffusion processes. The proposed approach involves specially constructed control variates and allows for a significant reduction in the variance for the terminal functionals. In this way the complexity order of the standard Monte Carlo algorithm (ε−3) can be reduced down to ε−2 log(ε−1) in case of the Euler scheme with ε being the precision to be achieved. These theoretical results are illustrated by several numerical examples.
In the first part of the paper we consider a "random flight" process in \(R^d\) and obtain the weak limits under different transformations of the Poissonian switching times. In the second part we construct diffusion approximations for this process and investigate their accuracy. To prove the weak convergence result we use the approach of Stroock and Varadhan (1979). We consider more general model which may be called "random walk over ellipsoids in \(R^d\)". For this model we establish the Edgeworth type expansion. The main tool in this part is the parametrix method (Konakov (2012), Konakov and Mammen (2009)).
We consider a sequence of general filtered statistical models with a finite-dimensional parameter. It is tacitly assumed that a proper rescaling of the parameter space is already done (so we deal with a local parameter) and also time rescaling is done if necessary. Our first and main purpose is to give sufficient conditions for the existence of certain uniform in time linear–quadratic approximations of log-likelihood ratio processes. Second, we prove general theorems establishing LAN, LAMN and LAQ properties for these models based on these linear–quadratic approximations. Our third purpose is to prove three theorems related to the necessity of the conditions in our main result. These theorems assert that these conditions are necessarily satisfied if (1) an approximation of a much more general form exists and a (necessary) condition of asymptotic negligibility of jumps of likelihood ratio processes holds, or (2) we have LAN property at every moment of time and the limiting models are continuous in time, or (3) we have LAN property, Hellinger processes are asymptotically degenerate at the terminal times, and the condition of asymptotic negligibility of jumps holds.