Let be a random walk with independent identically distributed increments . We study the ratios of the probabilities P(S n >x) / P(1 > x) for all n and x. For some subclasses of subexponential distributions we find upper estimates uniform in x for the ratios which improve the available estimates for the whole class of subexponential distributions. We give some conditions sufficient for the asymptotic equivalence P(S > x) E P(1 > x) as x . Here is a positive integer-valued random variable independent of . The estimates obtained are also used to find the asymptotics of the tail distribution of the maximum of a random walk modulated by a regenerative process.
|Journal||Siberian Advances in Mathematics|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|