Generalized renewal sequences and infinitely divisible lattice distributions

K. Harn, van, F.W. Steutel

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We introduce an increasing set of classes Ga (0a1) of infinitely divisible (i.d.) distributions on {0,1,2,…}, such that G0 is the set of all compound-geometric distributions and G1 the set of all compound-Poisson distributions, i.e. the set of all i.d. distributions on the non-negative integers. These classes are defined by recursion relations similar to those introduced by Katti [4] for G1 and by Steutel [7] for G0. These relations can be regarded as generalizations of those defining the so-called renewal sequences (cf. [5] and [2]). Several properties of i.d. distributions now appear as special cases of properties of the Ga'.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-55
Number of pages9
JournalStochastic Processes and their Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1977


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