From slash distributions to generalized convolutions

Teoria prawdopodobieństwa i modelowanie stochastyczne
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Marek Arendarczyk (Uniwersytet Wrocławski)
czwartek, 30. Marzec 2023 - 12:15
An $\alpha$-slash distribution built upon a random variable $X$ is a heavy tailed distribution corresponding to $Y=X/U^{1/\alpha}$, where $U$ is standard uniform random variable, independent of $X$. We point out and explore a connection between $\alpha$-slash distributions, which are gaining popularity in statistical practice, and generalized convolutions, which come up in probability theory in connection with generalizations of the standard concept of convolution of probability measures. In particular, we show that the maximum of independent random variables with $\alpha$-slash distributions is also a random variable with an $\alpha$-slash distribution and discuss possible generalizations of this observation. Our theoretical results are illustrated by several examples involving standard and novel probability distributions.