The extremal independence problem
Consider a finite sequence of independent–though not, necessarily, identically distributed–real-valued random scores. If the scores are absolutely continuous random variables, the sequence possesses a unique maximum (minimum). We say that “maximal (minimal) independence” holds if the value and the identity of the sequence’s unique maximal (minimal) score are independent random variables. In this research we study the class of statistics for which maximal (minimal) independence holds, and: (i) establish explicit characterizations of this class; (ii) connect this class with the class of Lévy processes; (iii) unveil the underlying spatial Poissonian structure of this class.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 389 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/physica-a-statistical-mechpplications/|
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Aleksander Janicki & Aleksander Weron, 1994. "Simulation and Chaotic Behavior of Alpha-stable Stochastic Processes," HSC Books, Hugo Steinhaus Center, Wroclaw University of Technology, number hsbook9401, December.
- S. Illeris & G. Akehurst, 2002. "Introduction," The Service Industries Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(1), pages 1-3, January.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:389:y:2010:i:4:p:659-666. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dana Niculescu)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.