By Sergey Foss, Dmitry Korshunov, Stan Zachary

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8 h-Insensitive Distributions 33 Particular examples of regularly varying distributions which were introduced in Sect. 1 are the Pareto, Burr, and Cauchy distributions. If a distribution F on R+ is regularly varying at infinity with index −α < 0, then all moments of order γ < α are finite, while all moments of order γ > α are infinite. The moment of order γ = α may be finite or infinite depending on the particular behaviour of the corresponding slowly varying function (see below). If a function f is regularly varying at infinity with index α then we have f (x) = xα l(x) for some slowly varying function l.

The required result now follows from the inequalities F(x + 1) ≤ F I (x) − F I (x + 1) ≤ F(x), valid for all sufficiently large x. 26. 21) holds. Then FI is long-tailed as well (FI ∈ L) and F(x) = o(F I (x)) as x → ∞. Proof. The long-tailedness of FI follows from the relations, as x → ∞, F I (x + t) = ∞ x F(x + t + y)dy ∼ ∞ x F(x + y)dy = F I (x), for any fixed t. 25. The converse assertion, that is, that long-tailedness of FI implies long-tailedness of F, is not in general true. This is illustrated by the following example.

Cn > 0, then F is long-tailed. (iii) If F(x) = min(F1 (x), . . , Fn (x)), then F is long-tailed. (iv) If F(x) = max(F1 (x), . . , Fn (x)), then F is long-tailed. (v) The distribution of min(ξ1 , . . , ξn ) is long-tailed. (vi) The distribution of max(ξ1 , . . , ξn ) is long-tailed. Proof. 16 to the corresponding tail functions. 16. 6 Long-Tailed Distributions and Integrated Tails In the study of random walks in particular, a key role is played by the integrated tail distribution, the fundamental properties of which we introduce in this section.