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Canonical RDEs and general semimartingales as rough paths

Ilya Chevyrev and Peter K. Friz

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In the spirit of Marcus canonical stochastic differential equations, we study a similar notion of rough differential equations (RDEs), notably dropping the assumption of continuity prevalent in the rough path literature. A new metric is exhibited in which the solution map is a continuous function of the driving rough path and a so-called path function, which directly models the effect of the jump on the system. In a second part, we show that general multidimensional semimartingales admit canonically defined rough path lifts. An extension of Lépingle’s BDG inequality to this setting is given, and in turn leads to a number of novel limit theorems for semimartingale driven differential equations, both in law and in probability, conveniently phrased a uniformly-controlled-variations (UCV) condition (Kurtz–Protter, Jakubowski–Mémin–Pagès). A number of examples illustrate the scope of our results.

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Ann. Probab., Volume 47, Number 1 (2019), 420-463.

Received: April 2017
Revised: December 2017
First available in Project Euclid: 13 December 2018

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Primary: 60H99: None of the above, but in this section
Secondary: 60H10: Stochastic ordinary differential equations [See also 34F05]

Càdlàg rough paths stochastic and rough differential equations with jumps Marcus canonical equations general semimartingales limit theorems


Chevyrev, Ilya; Friz, Peter K. Canonical RDEs and general semimartingales as rough paths. Ann. Probab. 47 (2019), no. 1, 420--463. doi:10.1214/18-AOP1264.

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