By Sergey Foss, Dmitry Korshunov, Stan Zachary

Heavy-tailed chance distributions are an immense part within the modeling of many stochastic structures. they're usually used to correctly version inputs and outputs of laptop and knowledge networks and repair amenities akin to name facilities. they're an important for describing probability approaches in finance and likewise for assurance premia pricing, and such distributions ensue evidently in versions of epidemiological unfold. the category contains distributions with strength legislations tails similar to the Pareto, in addition to the lognormal and likely Weibull distributions.

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Fn , we may choose a single function h, increasing to infinity, with respect to which each of the functions fi is h-insensitive. ˆ we (ii) Given any long-tailed function f and any positive non-decreasing function h, ˆ may choose a function h such that h(x) ≤ h(x) for all x and f is h-insensitive. Proof. For (i), note that for each i we may choose a function hi , increasing to infinity, such that fi is hi -insensitive, and then define h by h(x) = mini hi (x). ˆ ¯ For (ii), note that we may take h(x) = min(h(x), h(x)) where h¯ is such that f is ¯ h-insensitive.

Hint: Show that the denominator has a positive density function in the neighbourhood of zero. 8. Let η1 , . . , ηn be n positive random variables (we do not assume their independence, in general). Prove that the distribution of η1 + . . + ηn is heavy-tailed if and only if the distribution of at least one of the summands is heavy-tailed. 9. Let ξ > 0 and η > 0 be two random variables with heavy-tailed distributions. Can the minimum min(ξ , η ) have a light-tailed distribution? 10. Suppose that ξ1 , .

G(x) Proof. The proof is immediate from the definition of g since g(ax) f (log x + loga) = . 17) over y in compact intervals. 1 in [9]. Thus, for any a > 0, we have sup | f (x) − f (x + y)| = o( f (x)) as x → ∞. 18) |y|≤a We give some quite basic closure properties for the class of long-tailed functions. We shall make frequent use of these—usually without further comment. 16. Suppose that the functions f1 , . . , fn are all long-tailed. Then (i) For constants c1 and c2 where c2 > 0, the function f1 (c1 + c2 x) is long-tailed.