Hömander Properties of Discrete Time Markov Processes

Clément Rey (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris)

June 13, 2024, 11:00–12:15


Room Auditorium 5

MAD-Stat. Seminar


We present an abstract framework for establishing smoothing properties within a specific class of inhomogeneous discrete-time Markov processes. These properties, in turn, serve as a basis for demonstrating the existence of density functions for our processes or more precisely for regularized versions of them. They can also be exploited to show the total variation convergence towards the solution of a Stochastic Differential Equation as the time step between two observations of the discrete time Markov processes tends to zero. The distinctive feature of our methodology lies in the exploration of smoothing properties under some local weak Hörmander type conditions satisfied by the discrete-time Markov processes. Our Hörmander properties are demonstrated to align with the standard local weak Hörmander properties satisfied by the coefficients of the Stochastic Differential Equations which are the total variation limits of our discrete time Markov processes.