In this paper, we study limit behavior for a Markov-modulated binomial counting process, also called a binomial counting process under regime switching. Such a process naturally appears in the context of credit risk when multiple obligors are present. Markov-modulation takes place when the failure/default rate of each individual obligor depends on an underlying Markov chain. The limit behavior under consideration occurs when the number of obligors increases unboundedly, and/or by accelerating the modulating Markov process, called rapid switching. We establish diffusion approximations, obtained by application of (semi)martingale central limit theorems. Depending on the specific circumstances, different approximations are found.
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Jan 2019|
- Markov-modulated process
- central limit theorems
- counting process
- functional limit theorems