Structural properties of generalised Planck distributions

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A family of generalised Planck (GP) laws is defined and its structural properties explored. Sometimes subject to parameter restrictions, a GP law is a randomly scaled gamma law; it arises as the equilibrium law of a perturbed version of the Feller mean reverting diffusion; the density functions can be decreasing, unimodal or bimodal; it is infinitely divisible. It is argued that the GP law is not a generalised gamma convolution. Characterisations are obtained in terms of invariance under random contraction of a weighted version of a related law. The GP law is a particular instance of equilibrium laws obtained from a recursion suggested by a genetic mutation-selection balance model. Some related infinitely divisible laws are exhibited.

Original languageEnglish
Article number12
JournalJournal of Statistical Distributions and Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


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