## On the Relative Lengths of Excursions Derived From a Stable Subordinator (1996)

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@MISC{Pitman96onthe,

author = {Jim Pitman and Marc Yor},

title = {On the Relative Lengths of Excursions Derived From a Stable Subordinator},

year = {1996}

}

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### Abstract

Results are obtained concerning the distribution of ranked relative lengths of excursions of a recurrent Markov process from a point in its state space whose inverse local time process is a stable subordinator. It is shown that for a large class of random times T the distribution of relative excursion lengths prior to T is the same as if T were a fixed time. It follows that the generalized arc-sine laws of Lamperti extend to such random times T . For some other random times T , absolute continuity relations are obtained which relate the law of the relative lengths at time T to the law at a fixed time. 1 Introduction Following Lamperti [10], Wendel [24], Kingman [7], Knight [8], PermanPitman -Yor [12, 13, 15], consider the sequence V 1 (T ) V 2 (T ) \Delta \Delta \Delta (1) of ranked lengths of component intervals of the set [0; T ]nZ, where T is a strictly positive random time, and Z is the zero set of a Markov process X started at zero, such as a Brownian motion or Bessel process,...