Probabilistic and statistical problems related to long-range dependence
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The thesis is made up of a number of studies involving long-range dependence (LRD), that is, a slow power-law decay in the temporal correlation of stochastic models. Such a phenomenon has been frequently observed in practice. The models with LRD often yield non-standard probabilistic and statistical results. The thesis includes in particular the following topics: Multivariate limit theorems. We consider a vector made of stationary sequences, some components of which have LRD, while the others do not. We show that the joint scaling limits of the vector exhibit an asymptotic independence property. Non-central limit theorems. We introduce new classes of stationary models with LRD through Volterra-type nonlinear filters of white noise. The scaling limits of the sum lead to a rich class of non-Gaussian stochastic processes defined by multiple stochastic integrals. Limit theorems for quadratic forms. We consider continuous-time quadratic forms involving continuous-time linear processes with LRD. We show that the scaling limit of such quadratic forms depends on both the strength of LRD and the decaying rate of the quadratic coefficient. Behavior of the generalized Rosenblatt process. The generalized Rosenblatt process arises from scaling limits under LRD. We study the behavior of this process as its two critical parameters approach the boundaries of the defining region. Inference using self-normalization and resampling. We introduce a procedure called "self-normalized block sampling" for the inference of the mean of stationary time series. It provides a unified approach to time series with or without LRD, as well as with or without heavy tails. The asymptotic validity of the procedure is established.