Optimality of Hybrid Continuous and Periodic Barrier Strategies in the Dual Model
Applied Mathematics and Optimization (2018). DOI:10.1007/s00245-018-9494-9
26 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2019
Date Written: January 14, 2018
Avanzi et al. (2016) recently studied an optimal dividend problem where dividends are paid both periodically and continuously with different transaction costs. In the Brownian model with Poissonian periodic dividend payment opportunities, they showed that the optimal strategy is either of the pure-continuous, pure-periodic, or hybrid-barrier type. In this paper, we generalize the results of their previous study to the dual (spectrally positive Levy) model. The optimal strategy is again of the hybrid-barrier type and can be concisely expressed using the scale function. These results are confirmed through a sequence of numerical experiments.
Keywords: dividends, Levy processes, periodic strategies, scale functions, dual model
JEL Classification: C44, C61, G24, G32, G35
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