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2013 An invariance principle for random walk bridges conditioned to stay positive
Francesco Caravenna, Loïc Chaumont
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Electron. J. Probab. 18: 1-32 (2013). DOI: 10.1214/EJP.v18-2362


We prove an invariance principle for the bridge of a random walk conditioned to stay positive, when the random walk is in the domain of attraction of a stable law, both in the discrete and in the absolutely continuous setting. This includes as a special case the convergence under diffusive rescaling of random walk excursions toward the normalized Brownian excursion, for zero mean, finite variance random walks. The proof exploits asuitable absolute continuity relation together with some local asymptotic estimates for random walks conditioned to stay positive, recently obtained by Vatutin and Wachtel and by Doney.We review and extend these relations to the absolutely continuous setting.


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Francesco Caravenna. Loïc Chaumont. "An invariance principle for random walk bridges conditioned to stay positive." Electron. J. Probab. 18 1 - 32, 2013.


Accepted: 5 June 2013; Published: 2013
First available in Project Euclid: 4 June 2016

zbMATH: 1291.60090
MathSciNet: MR3068391
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/EJP.v18-2362

Primary: 60G50
Secondary: 60B10 , 60G51

Keywords: bridge , Conditioning to stay positive , excursion , invariance principle , Lévy process , local limit theorem , Random walk , Stable law

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