Tail Probabilities of St. Petersburg Sums, Trimmed Sums, and Their Limit

Tail Probabilities of St. Petersburg Sums, Trimmed Sums, and Their Limit We provide exact asymptotics for the tail probabilities $${\mathbb {P}}\{ S_{n,r} > x \}$$ P { S n , r > x } as $$x \rightarrow \infty $$ x → ∞ , for fixed n, where $$S_{n,r}$$ S n , r is the r-trimmed partial sum of i.i.d. St. Petersburg random variables. In particular, we prove that although the St. Petersburg distribution is only O-subexponential, the subexponential property almost holds. We also determine the exact tail behavior of the r-trimmed limits. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Theoretical Probability Springer Journals

Tail Probabilities of St. Petersburg Sums, Trimmed Sums, and Their Limit

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Mathematics; Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes; Statistics, general
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