Nonnegative local martingales, Novikov's and Kazamaki's criteria, and the distribution of explosion times

Stochastic Analysis Seminar Series

I will give a new proof for the famous criteria by Novikov and Kazamaki, which provide sufficient conditions for the martingale property of a nonnegative local martingale. The proof is based on an extension theorem for probability measures that can be considered as a generalization of a Girsanov-type change of measure.

In the second part of my talk I will illustrate how a generalized Girsanov formula can be used to compute the distribution of the explosion time of a weak solution to a stochastic differential equation.


Johannes Ruf (Oxford)

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 15:45
to 16:45