TY - GEN A1 - Dai Pra, Paolo A1 - Louis, Pierre-Yves A1 - Minelli, Ida T1 - Monotonicity and complete monotonicity for continuous-time Markov chains N2 - We analyze the notions of monotonicity and complete monotonicity for Markov Chains in continuous-time, taking values in a finite partially ordered set. Similarly to what happens in discrete-time, the two notions are not equivalent. However, we show that there are partially ordered sets for which monotonicity and complete monotonicity coincide in continuous time but not in discrete-time. N2 - Nous étudions les notions de monotonie et de monotonie complète pour les processus de Markov (ou chaînes de Markov à temps continu) prenant leurs valeurs dans un espace partiellement ordonné. Ces deux notions ne sont pas équivalentes, comme c'est le cas lorsque le temps est discret. Cependant, nous établissons que pour certains ensembles partiellement ordonnés, l'équivalence a lieu en temps continu bien que n'étant pas vraie en temps discret. KW - Stochastik KW - continuous time Markov Chains KW - poset KW - monotonicity KW - coupling Y1 - 2006 U6 - http://nbn-resolving.de/urn/resolver.pl?urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus-7665 ER - TY - JOUR A1 - Dai Pra, Paolo A1 - Louis, Pierre-Yves A1 - Minelli, Ida T1 - Monotonicity and complete monotonicity for continuous-time Markov chains N2 - We analyze the notions of monotonicity and complete monotonicity for Markov Chains in continuous-time, taking values in a finite partially ordered set. Similarly to what happens in discrete-time, the two notions are not equivalent. However, we show that there are partially ordered sets for which monotonicity and complete monotonicity coincide in continuous time but not in discrete-time Y1 - 2006 UR - http://www.elsevier.com/locate/issn/1631073X U6 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crma.2006.04.007 SN - 1631-073X ER -