Optimality results for dividend problems in insurance

Hansjörg Albrecher*, Stefan Thonhauser

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper is a survey of some classical contributions and recent progress in identifying optimal dividend payment strategies in the framework of collective risk theory. In particular, available mathematical tools are discussed and some challenges are described that occur under various objective functions and model assumptions. Finally, some open research problems in this field are stated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-320
Number of pages26
JournalRevista de la Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales / Serie A, Matematicas
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Dividends
  • Dynamic programming
  • Hamilton-jacobi-bellman equation
  • Risk theory
  • Stochastic control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Geometry and Topology
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

Fields of Expertise

  • Human- & Biotechnology


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