By Sergey Foss, Dmitry Korshunov, Stan Zachary

Heavy-tailed chance distributions are a massive part within the modeling of many stochastic platforms. they're often used to correctly version inputs and outputs of desktop and knowledge networks and repair amenities resembling name facilities. they're a vital for describing danger procedures in finance and likewise for assurance premia pricing, and such distributions ensue clearly in versions of epidemiological unfold. the category contains distributions with energy legislations tails comparable to the Pareto, in addition to the lognormal and sure Weibull distributions.

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Suppose further that G is long-tailed. Then F1 ∗ G(x) ∼ F2 ∗ G(x) as x → ∞. Proof. e. G is h-insensitive. We use the following decomposition: for k = 1, 2, Fk ∗ G(x) = x−h(x) −∞ + ∞ x−h(x) F k (x − y)G(dy). 36) It follows from the tail equivalence of F1 and F2 that F 1 (x − y) ∼ F 2 (x − y) as x → ∞ uniformly in y < x − h(x). 37) 30 2 Heavy-Tailed and Long-Tailed Distributions as x → ∞. 34, for k = 1, 2, ∞ x−h(x) as x → ∞. 36) we obtain the required equivalence F1 ∗ G(x) ∼ F2 ∗ G(x). 40. Suppose that F1 , F2 , G1 and G2 are distributions on R such that F 1 (x) ∼ F 2 (x) and G1 (x) ∼ G2 (x) as x → ∞.

Prove that the invariant distribution of the Markov chain is also heavy-tailed. 26. Excess process. Suppose Xn is a time-homogeneous irreducible non-periodic Markov chain with state space {1, 2, 3, . }. Let P{X1 = i − 1 | X0 = i} = 1 for every i ≥ 2. , for every i ∈ Z+ , F{i} = P{X1 = i + 1 | X0 = 1}. (i) Prove this Markov chain is positive recurrent if and only if F has finite mean. Find the corresponding invariant distribution. (ii) Prove the invariant distribution of this chain is heavy-tailed if and only if F is heavy-tailed.

Let ξ > 0 be a random variable. Prove that the distribution of log ξ is lighttailed if and only if ξ has a finite power moment of order α , for some α > 0. 4. Let distribution F on R+ have an infinite moment of order γ > 0. Prove that F is heavy-tailed. 5. Let random variable ξ ≥ 0 be such that Eeξ = ∞ for some α < 1. Prove that the distribution of ξ is heavy-tailed. 6. Let random variable ξ has (i) exponential; (ii) normal distribution. Prove that the distribution of eαξ is both heavy- and long-tailed, for every α > 0.