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NonUniform Random Variate Generation
, 1986
"... Abstract. This is a survey of the main methods in nonuniform random variate generation, and highlights recent research on the subject. Classical paradigms such as inversion, rejection, guide tables, and transformations are reviewed. We provide information on the expected time complexity of various ..."
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Abstract. This is a survey of the main methods in nonuniform random variate generation, and highlights recent research on the subject. Classical paradigms such as inversion, rejection, guide tables, and transformations are reviewed. We provide information on the expected time complexity of various algorithms, before addressing modern topics such as indirectly specified distributions, random processes, and Markov chain methods.
The twoparameter PoissonDirichlet distribution derived from a stable subordinator.
, 1995
"... The twoparameter PoissonDirichlet distribution, denoted pd(ff; `), is a distribution on the set of decreasing positive sequences with sum 1. The usual PoissonDirichlet distribution with a single parameter `, introduced by Kingman, is pd(0; `). Known properties of pd(0; `), including the Markov ..."
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The twoparameter PoissonDirichlet distribution, denoted pd(ff; `), is a distribution on the set of decreasing positive sequences with sum 1. The usual PoissonDirichlet distribution with a single parameter `, introduced by Kingman, is pd(0; `). Known properties of pd(0; `), including the Markov chain description due to VershikShmidtIgnatov, are generalized to the twoparameter case. The sizebiased random permutation of pd(ff; `) is a simple residual allocation model proposed by Engen in the context of species diversity, and rediscovered by Perman and the authors in the study of excursions of Brownian motion and Bessel processes. For 0 ! ff ! 1, pd(ff; 0) is the asymptotic distribution of ranked lengths of excursions of a Markov chain away from a state whose recurrence time distribution is in the domain of attraction of a stable law of index ff. Formulae in this case trace back to work of Darling, Lamperti and Wendel in the 1950's and 60's. The distribution of ranked lengths of e...
Iterated random functions
 SIAM Review
, 1999
"... Abstract. Iterated random functions are used to draw pictures or simulate large Ising models, among other applications. They offer a method for studying the steady state distribution of a Markov chain, and give useful bounds on rates of convergence in a variety of examples. The present paper surveys ..."
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Abstract. Iterated random functions are used to draw pictures or simulate large Ising models, among other applications. They offer a method for studying the steady state distribution of a Markov chain, and give useful bounds on rates of convergence in a variety of examples. The present paper surveys the field and presents some new examples. There is a simple unifying idea: the iterates of random Lipschitz functions converge if the functions are contracting on the average. 1. Introduction. The
On The Distribution And Asymptotic Results For Exponential Functionals Of Lévy Processes
, 1997
"... . The aim of this note is to study the distribution and the asymptotic behavior of the exponential functional A t := R t 0 e s ds, where ( s ; s 0) denotes a L'evy process. When A1 ! 1, we show that in most cases, the law of A1 is a solution of an integrodifferential equation ; moreover, this ..."
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. The aim of this note is to study the distribution and the asymptotic behavior of the exponential functional A t := R t 0 e s ds, where ( s ; s 0) denotes a L'evy process. When A1 ! 1, we show that in most cases, the law of A1 is a solution of an integrodifferential equation ; moreover, this law is characterized by its integral moments. When the process is asymptotically ffstable, we prove that t \Gamma1=ff log A t converges in law, as t !1, to the supremum of an ffstable L'evy process ; in particular, if E [ 1 ] ? 0, then ff = 1 and (1=t) log A t converges almost surely to E [ 1 ]. Eventually, we use Girsanov's transform to give the explicit behavior of E \Theta (a +A t ()) \Gamma1 as t ! 1, where a is a constant, and deduce from this the rate of decay of the tail of the distribution of the maximum of a diffusion process in a random L'evy environment. 1. Introduction We first describe three different sources of interest for exponential functionals of Brownian mot...
Probability Metrics and Recursive Algorithms
"... In this paper it is shown by several examples that probability metrics are a useful tool to study the asymptotic behaviour of (stochastic) recursive algorithms. The basic idea of this approach is to find a `suitable ' probability metric which yields contraction properties of the transformations des ..."
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In this paper it is shown by several examples that probability metrics are a useful tool to study the asymptotic behaviour of (stochastic) recursive algorithms. The basic idea of this approach is to find a `suitable ' probability metric which yields contraction properties of the transformations describing the limits of the algorithm. In order to demonstrate the wide range of applicability of this contraction method we investigate examples from various fields, some of them have been analyzed already in the literature.
Limit theory for the sample autocorrelations and extremes of a GARCH(1,1) process
, 1998
"... The asymptotic theory for the sample autocorrelations and extremes of a GARCH(1; 1) process is provided. Special attention is given to the case when the sum of the ARCH and GARCH parameters is close to one, i.e. when one is close to an infinite variance marginal distribution. This situation has been ..."
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The asymptotic theory for the sample autocorrelations and extremes of a GARCH(1; 1) process is provided. Special attention is given to the case when the sum of the ARCH and GARCH parameters is close to one, i.e. when one is close to an infinite variance marginal distribution. This situation has been observed for various financial logreturn series and led to the introduction of the IGARCH model. In such a situation the sample autocorrelations are unreliable estimators of their deterministic counterparts for the time series and its absolute values, and the sample autocorrelations of the squared time series have nondegenerate limit distributions. We discuss the consequences for a foreign exchange rate series. AMS 1991 Subject Classification: Primary: 62P20 Secondary: 90A20 60G55 60J10 62F10 62F12 62G30 62M10 Key Words and Phrases. GARCH, sample autocorrelations, stochastic recurrence equation, Pareto tail, extremes, extremal index, point processes, foreign exchange rates 1 Introduc...
Exponential functionals of Lévy processes
 Probabilty Surveys
, 2005
"... Abstract: This text surveys properties and applications of the exponential functional ∫ t exp(−ξs)ds of realvalued Lévy processes ξ = (ξt, t ≥ 0). 0 ..."
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Abstract: This text surveys properties and applications of the exponential functional ∫ t exp(−ξs)ds of realvalued Lévy processes ξ = (ξt, t ≥ 0). 0
Infinitely Divisible Laws Associated With Hyperbolic Functions
, 2000
"... The infinitely divisible distributions on R + of random variables C t , S t and T t with Laplace transforms ` 1 cosh p 2 ' t ; / p 2 sinh p 2 ! t ; and / tanh p 2 p 2 ! t respectively are characterized for various t ? 0 in a number of different ways: by simple relations bet ..."
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The infinitely divisible distributions on R + of random variables C t , S t and T t with Laplace transforms ` 1 cosh p 2 ' t ; / p 2 sinh p 2 ! t ; and / tanh p 2 p 2 ! t respectively are characterized for various t ? 0 in a number of different ways: by simple relations between their moments and cumulants, by corresponding relations between the distributions and their L'evy measures, by recursions for their Mellin transforms, and by differential equations satisfied by their Laplace transforms. Some of these results are interpreted probabilistically via known appearances of these distributions for t = 1 or 2 in the description of the laws of various functionals of Brownian motion and Bessel processes, such as the heights and lengths of excursions of a onedimensional Brownian motion. The distributions of C¹ and S³ are also known to appear in the Mellin representations of two important functions in analytic number theory, the Riemann zeta function and ...
On distributional properties of perpetuities
, 2008
"... SUMMARY. We study probability distributions of convergent random series of a special structure, called perpetuities. By giving a new argument, we prove that such distributions are of pure type: degenerate, absolutely continuous, or continuously singular. We further provide necessary and sufficient c ..."
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SUMMARY. We study probability distributions of convergent random series of a special structure, called perpetuities. By giving a new argument, we prove that such distributions are of pure type: degenerate, absolutely continuous, or continuously singular. We further provide necessary and sufficient criteria for the finiteness of pmoments, p> 0 as well as exponential moments. In particular, a formula for the abscissa of convergence of the moment generating function is provided. The results are illustrated with a number of examples at the end of the article.