Diffusion approximation of birth–death processes: Comparison in terms of large deviations and exit points

@inproceedings{Pakdaman2010DiffusionAO,
  title={Diffusion approximation of birth–death processes: Comparison in terms of large deviations and exit points},
  author={Khashayar Pakdaman and Mich{\`e}le Thieullen and Gilles Wainrib},
  year={2010}
}
We compare the large deviations between jump Markov processes and their diffusion approximations for the problem of escape from a domain. It is known that the escape times are generally asymptotically different, leading to a quantitative error. In this paper we show that the escape point can also be different, which implies a qualitative error. In dimension one, for a general class of birth-and-death processes, we show that there always exists a domain [a,b] such that the jump process… CONTINUE READING