By Sergey Foss, Dmitry Korshunov, Stan Zachary

Heavy-tailed chance distributions are a big part within the modeling of many stochastic structures. they're usually used to competently version inputs and outputs of machine and knowledge networks and repair amenities reminiscent of name facilities. they're an important for describing probability approaches in finance and likewise for assurance premia pricing, and such distributions happen evidently in types of epidemiological unfold. the category contains distributions with strength legislation tails akin to the Pareto, in addition to the lognormal and sure Weibull distributions.

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Regularly Varying Distributions We introduce here the well-known class of regularly varying distributions and consider their insensitivity properties. Recall that an ultimately positive function f is called regularly varying at infinity with index α ∈ R if, for any fixed c > 0, f (cx) ∼ cα f (x) as x → ∞. , F(x) is regularly varying at infinity with index −α < 0. Particular examples of regularly varying distributions which were introduced in Sect. 1 are the Pareto, Burr and Cauchy distributions.

35. , densities in Chap. 4. 34 which is symmetric in the distributions F and G, and which allows us to get many important results for convolutions—see the further discussion below. 36. Suppose that the distributions F and G on R are such that the sum F + G of their tail functions is a long-tailed function (equivalently the measure F + G is long-tailed in the obvious sense) and that the positive function h is such that h(x) → ∞ as x → ∞ and F + G is h-insensitive. Then h(x) −∞ G(x − y)F(dy) + h(x) −∞ F(x − y)G(dy) ∼ G(x) + F(x) as x → ∞.

42 is well known from Embrechts and Goldie [21]. A comprehensive study of the theory of regularly varying functions may be found in Seneta [50] and in Bingham, Goldie and Teugels [9]. 1. , let F(x) = L(x)/xα where function L(x) is slowly varying at infinity. Prove that: (i) Any power moment of distribution F of order γ < α is finite. (ii) Any power moment of order γ > α is infinite. Show by examples that the moment of order γ = α may either exist or not, depending on the tail behaviour of slowly varying function L(x).