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Ishikawa, Yasushi

Stochastic Calculus of Variations

For Jump Processes

Series:De Gruyter Studies in Mathematics 54

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    2nd ed.
    Publication Date:
    March 2016
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    Aims and Scope

    This monograph is a concise introduction to the stochastic calculus of variations (also known as Malliavin calculus) for processes with jumps. It is written for researchers and graduate students who are interested in Malliavin calculus for jump processes. In this book "processes with jumps" includes both pure jump processes and jump-diffusions. The author provides many results on this topic in a self-contained way; this also applies to stochastic differential equations (SDEs) "with jumps".
    The book also contains some applications of the stochastic calculus for processes with jumps to the control theory and mathematical finance. Namely, asymptotic expansions functionals related with financial assets of jump-diffusion are provided based on the theory of asymptotic expansion on the Wiener–Poisson space. Solving the Hamilton–Jacobi–Bellman (HJB) equation of integro-differential type is related with solving the classical Merton problem and the Ramsey theory.
    The field of jump processes is nowadays quite wide-ranging, from the Lévy processes to SDEs with jumps. Recent developments in stochastic analysis have enabled us to express various results in a compact form. Up to now, these topics were rarely discussed in a monograph.

    Preface to the second edition
    Lévy processes and Itô calculus
    Perturbations and properties of the probability law
    Analysis of Wiener–Poisson functionals
    List of symbols


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    Yasushi Ishikawa, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan.


    From reviews of the first edition:

    "This book is a good introduction to the Malliavin type calculus for processes with jumps, a topic about which there aren't many books yet. It covers most of the recent advances in the topic [...] Reading this book is worth it for people interested in Lévy processes and jump-diffusion processes in general. [...]"
    Josep Vives, Mathematical Reviews

    "[...] The text is well written and most of the results are given with proofs, or respective references. It is certainly a valuable contribution to the literature on the stochastic calculus of variations and it will be a helpful source for everybody interested in Malliavin calculus in a jump process setting."
    Hilmar Mai, Zentralblatt für Mathematik

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