Estimation and linear prediction for regression, autoregression and ARMA with infinite variance data
This dissertation is divided into four parts, each of which considers random variables from distributions with regularly varying tails and/or in a stable domain of attraction. Part I considers the existence of infinite series of an independent sequence of such random variables and the relationship of the probability of large values of the series to the probability of large values of the first component. Part II applies Part I in order to provide a linear predictor for ARMA time series (again with regularly varying tails). This predictor is designed to minimize the probability of large prediction ...