Questions about stochastic analysis or stochastic calculus, for example the Ito integral. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stochastic_calculus

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Is the integral of Ito processes still an Ito process?

Let $s \in [0,1]$ and define diffusion processes, $$dS(s)_t = \mu(s) dt + \sigma(s) dW_t$$ The question is if the following make sense, $$ \int_0^1 dS(s)_t ds = \int_0^1 \mu(s) ds dt + \int_0^1 ...
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How do I solve this SDE (stochastic differential equation)?

I am stuck in trying to solve this equation \begin{align} d X_t = - b^2 X_t (1 - X_t)^2 dt + b \sqrt{1 - X_t^2} dW_t \end{align} Here, $b$ is a constant. I am trying to apply my usual methods for ...
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Proving a probability mass function to be $\le 1$

Assume $\Omega = \mathbb{N}_0$ and $k > 0$. Prove that $f(\omega) = e^{-\lambda} \cdot \frac{\lambda^{\omega}}{\omega !}$ is a mass probability function. Showing $f \geq 0$ is trivial as well as ...
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Find the Stationary Distribution of an infinite state Markov chain

A Markov Chain on states 0,1,..... has transition probabilities $P_{ij}=1/(i+2)$ for j=0,1,....,i,i+1. I'm supposed to find the stationary distribution. So do I take the limit as n goes to ...
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Pathwise solution of a stochastic integral equation, without stochastic calculus

Let $f$ be a Lipschitz continuous function from $\mathbb{R}$ to $\mathbb{R}$ and $W$ be a standard Brownian motion. I don't know any stochastic calculus (nothing about stochastic integrals, nothing ...
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Expectation of a Wiener process at a Stopping Time

I am working through an answer to the following question and do not understand an expectation which takes place at the end. $\textbf{Question:}$ Define the following stochastic process \begin{align} ...
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Expectation of a Wiener process at a Stopping Time - 2

I am working through an answer to the following question and I do not understand a statement given towards the end of the solution, specifically why $\tilde{W}(\sigma) = 1$. (This question is related ...
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Variance estimation of a diffusion process

The framework of this question is a 1 dimensional diffusion process, defined ny the following equation: $dx_t=adt+bdw_t$ Where $w_t$ is a standard berownian motion and and $a$ is a constant drif ...
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Checking if $B_t^3 $ and $3tB_t$ are martingales?

$$\mathbb{E}[ B_t^3 - 3tB_t + 3B_t | \mathcal{F}_s]$$ $$\mathbb{E}[B_t^3 | \mathcal{F}_s] - 3\mathbb{E}[t B_t | \mathcal{F}_s\}$$ $$\mathbb{E}[(B_t^3 - B_s^3 + B_s^3) | \mathcal{F}_s] + [ not \space ...
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Finding $b$ such that $e^{5B_t - bt}$ is a martingale

I have $X_t = e^{5B_t}$ and Where $B_t$ is brownian motion at time $t$. $M_t = X_t \cdot e^{-bt}$ I need to find a value for $b$ such that $M_t$ is a martingale. I am encountering difficulty, ...
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Filtrations and Sigma-Algebras and Stopping Times

In a previous post Filtrations and Sigma-Algebras I asked the question: $\textbf{Previous Question:}$ Let $\Omega=\{1,2,3\}, \mathcal{A}=\mathcal{P}(\Omega)$ and $P(\{\omega\})=\tfrac{1}{3}$ for each ...
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Girsanov's theorem and absolutely continuous restrictions

Let $W$ be a Brownian motion on some probability space $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, P)$. Let $\mathbb{F}^W$ be the filtration generated by $W$ and let $X$ be a process that is progressively measurable ...
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How to understand the definition of weak convergence of stochastic processes

I have some problems with the definition of $\textit{weak convergence of stochastic processes}$. To ask my question, we start with two well-known definitions corresponding to measures and random ...
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Exponential Martingales - Properties

This question relates to the exponential martingale, \begin{align} Y(t) = \exp\left(-\int_{0}^{t} \lambda(s)\,dW(s) - \tfrac{1}{2} \int_{0}^{t} \lambda^2(s)\,ds \right) \end{align} and specifically ...
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prove $\sum\limits_{t=m+2}^n \sum\limits_{k=m+1}^{t-1} a_k \cdot X_{1,t-k} \cdot X_{2,t} = O_p(n^{1-\nu}) $ for $n \longrightarrow \infty$

Here are the preconditions required for the Lemma I have to prove: Let $X_{i,t}$ and $Y_{i,t}$ be random variables such that $E[X_{i,t}]^2 < \infty$ and $E[Y_{i,t}]^2 < C_1 \cdot \epsilon^k$ ...
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Exponential Martingales

This is a two-part question concerning exponential martingales. It is stated that an application of Ito's lemma to \begin{align} \rho_t = \exp\left[-\int_{0}^{t} \lambda_s\,dW_s - ...
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Integral of Constant Parameter Martingale

What is the $\int_{1}^{t}W_1W_sdW_s$. This is the question solved by Kuo in his paper an extension of the Ito's Integral (2008) but there limit runs from $0$ instead of $1$.
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Applying the martingale representation theorem

I'm having trouble applying the martingale representation theorem to examples of Brownian martingales $M$ and contruct a process $X$ such that if we have a Brownian motion $W$ then $M= X \cdot W$. ...
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Proof of martingale representation theorem monotone class argument

Martingale representation theorem for reference: Theorem: (Martingale Representation) Let $M$ be a square integrable Brownian martingale with $M_0 = 0$.Then there exists a process $X$ which is ...
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Further Reading on Stochastic Calculus/Analysis

I'm looking to read up more on Stochastic Analysis/Calculus (whatever it's called?) for PhD proposal. So far, I've had 2 courses on Stochastic Calculus, mainly focusing on Finance, 1 course on ...
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Derivation of Kolmogorov Forward Equation

By Ito's formula we have that for any suitable function $v(t,x)$, $$ v(T, X_T) = v(t,X_t) + \int_t^T\left( v_s(s, X_s)+ b(s, X_s)v_x(s,X_s)+\frac{1}{2}\sigma^2(s, X_s)v_{xx}(s, X_s) ...
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A textbook for a rigorous introduction to Stochastic Analysis with emphasis on stochastic differential equations

I'm looking for a good textbook for an introduction to Stochastic Analysis, preferably one that focuses on rigour. I am familiar with measure theory and basic probability theory. The direction I am ...
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Explosion time of $dX_t=X_t(adW_1+bdW_2)$

I found in Karatzas & Shreve (1991), $dX=\sigma(X_t)dW_t$ cannot explode. But what about $dX_t=X_t(adW_1+bdW_2)$? Here $W_1$ and $W_2$ are independent. Feller's test for explosion seems to work ...
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Infinitesimal Random Variable

I have been very confused by the idea of infinitesimal random variables, namely letting $\{Z(\omega,t)\}_{t\in\mathbb{R}}$ be a stochastic process. What do we mean by $dZ$. Is this meant by ...
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Application of Ito's formula to log and exponential

Let $X$ be a strictly positive continuous semimartingale with $X_0 = 1$ and define the process $Y$ by $$ Y_t = \int_0^t \frac{1}{X} dX - \frac12 \int_0^t \frac{1}{X^2} d \langle X \rangle. $$ Let the ...
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Could someone explain rough path theory? More specifically, what is the higher ordered “area process” and what information is it giving us?

http://www.hairer.org/notes/RoughPaths.pdf here is a textbook, but I am completely lost at the definition. It is defined on page 13, chapter 2. A rough path is defined as an ordered pair, ...
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How to decompose a Markov Modulated Poisson Process (MMPP)

I have two questions to ask here. The superposition of two independent MMPPs is also a MMPP. How to calculate the rate of a new burst and the rate of requests within one burst if these two MMPPs are ...
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Expectation of maximum and minimum in problem in stochastic programming

I am working through *Introduction to Stochastic Programming" and am having trouble following one step. The authors Birge and Louveaux state one problem as a second stage expected value function ...
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Help with Semimartingale decomposition.

I'm having trouble with the following question: Let $\{W_t\}_{t\geqslant0}$ be a one-dimensional standard Brownian motion defined on a filtered probability space $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, \{\mathcal ...
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Proving the identity $P( X + Y = a)= \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} P( X + y = a)f_Y(y) \, \text{d}y $

Suppose $\lambda_1, \lambda_2, a \in \mathbb{R}$ and $X,Y$ are random variables. If it is needed, I can assume that $X$ and $Y$ are independent. I want to show, that the identity ...
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Variance and expectation of the stochastic intergal [closed]

Compute the unconditional expected value and variance, and describe, as far as possible, the distribution of the random variable $Y_{t} = \int^{t}_{0} W_{s} ds $ with the hint below $\int^{t}_{0} ...
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Relation between Hermite polynomials and Brownian motion (on martingale property) [duplicate]

Let us define Hermite polynomials as $H_n(x)=(-1)^n e^{x^2/2}\frac{d^n}{dx^n} e^{-x^2/2}.$ One can prove that $e^{\theta x-\frac{1}{2} \theta^2}=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n!}H_n(x)\theta^n \quad ...
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Hermite Polynomials and Brownian motion

I am asked to prove the following : Let $B_t$ be a standard brownian motion. The $n$th Hermite polynomial is $\displaystyle H_n(t,x)=\frac{(−t)^n}{n!} e^{x^2/(2t)} \frac{d^n}{dx^n}e^{-x^2/(2t)}$. ...
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Computation of a stochastic integral with respect to a local martingale

I am trying to compute the stochastic integral $$\int_{(0,t]}\mathbb{1}_{[a,b)}(s)dM_s$$ where $0 < a < b< \infty$ are constant and $M$ is a continuous local $L^2$-martingale. I am guessing ...
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Uniform integrability of a backward submartingale

Let $\{\mathcal{F}_n\}_n$ be a decreasing sequence of sub-$\sigma$-fields of $\mathcal{F}$($\mathcal{F}_{n+1}\subset\mathcal{F}_n$) and let $\{X_n\}_n$ be a backward ...
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Finding mean and variance of a population problem

A population beings with a single individual. In each generation, each individual in the population dies with probability $1/2$ or doubles with probability $1/2$. If I let $X_n$ denote the number of ...
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Convergence of quadratic variation of Ito processes

I need to find an example of an Ito process $X=\{X_t:t\in[0,T]\}$ with non-zero Ito integral part and a sequence of Ito processes $\{X_n\}$ such that $X_n$ converges uniformly to $X$, as ...
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Continuous Square integrable martingale Quadratic Variation

We know that given a continuous square integrable martingale there exists unique (up to indistinguishability) continuous, natural and increasing process which is quadratic variation process of the ...
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Quadratic variation - Semimartingale

We know that any Semimartingale has Quadratic variation. I am interested to know if the converse is also true i.e. if a process has quadratic variation then it is semimartingale. Can some one ...
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How can I show/solve this equation?

I need help to prove the following equation. $X_n$ is an iid random variable, with: $$\mathbb{P}(X_1=1)=\mathbb{P}(X_1=-1)=\frac{1}{2}$$ Show: ...
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left limit of filtration

Let $N(t) = I_{(X\le u, \delta = 1)}, X = min(T,C), \delta = I_{(T\le c)} $ $F_s = \sigma \{ N(u), I_{(X\le u, \delta = 0)} , 0\le u \le s\rbrace$ and $F_{s^{-}}$ = $ \sigma \{ \cup_{(u<s)} ...
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Stratonovich SDE and generator in divergence form

Let $a:\mathbb{R}^d\rightarrow\mathcal{S}_{d\times d}$ be a smooth map that takes its values in the space of $d\times d$ symmetric matrices and suppose there exists a $d\times d$ matrix valued ...
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Malliavin derivative of a Lebesgue integral.

Let $X_t$ a random process such that its Malliavin derivative is well defined for all $t$. Then I have read that : $D_s(\int_0^t \! X_u \, \mathrm{d}u)=\int_s^t \! D_s(X_u) \, \mathrm{d}u.$ What I ...
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Preservation of the Markov Property for SDEs

Let $X$ be a continuous Markov process on $\mathbb{R}^d$ that is also a semimartingale. Let $V=(V_1,...,V_d)$ be a collection of suitably nice vector fields on $\mathbb{R}^d$ such that there exists a ...
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p-variation of semimartingales

Does every (particularly continuous) semi-martingale have bounded 2+$\epsilon$-variation for all $\epsilon>0$? Note that I am not asking, whether they have finite quadratic variation - that is ...
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Limiting Distribution of a Markov Chain

I'm having trouble understanding how to find a limiting distribution. If I have a Markov Chain whose transition probability matrix is: $$ \mathbf{P} = \matrix{~ & 0 & 1 & 2 & 3 & ...
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How to show $t \mapsto E[Z|\mathscr{F}_t]$ is a.s. borel measurable.

I'm going through Revuz and Yor and am stuck at a technicality. Suppose $Z$ is bounded and $A$ is bounded increasing continuous with $A_0 =0$. The goal of the problem is to show $E[ZA_\infty] = ...
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Predictable Stochastic Processes

I tried to understand intuitively what a predictable stochastic process is (in particular, what is "predictable" about it), but found the definition via the measurability with respect to a certain ...
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Probability of going into an absorbing state

If I have a random walk Markov chain whose transition probability matrix is given by $$ \mathbf{P} = \matrix{~ & 0 & 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 0 & 1 & 0 & 0 & 0 \\ ...