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## Exact Small Deviation Asymptotics for Some Brownian Functionals.

We find exact small deviation asymptotics with respect to weighted Hilbert norm for some well-known Gaussian processes. Our approach does not assume the knowledge of eigenfunctions of the correspondinge covariance operator. This makes it possible to generalize many previous results in this area. We also obtain ultimate results connected with exact small deviation of Brownian excursion and Brownian meander as well as for Bessel processes and their local times.

This note states several results on the exponential functionals of the Brownian motion and their approximations by Markov chains. Starting from M.Yor, such functionals were studied in mathematical finance. At the same time, they play a significant role in different settings: the analysis of diffusions on the class of solvable Lie groups, in particular on the group of (2 X 2) upper triangular matrices, with positive diagonal elements. The discrete random walks cannot properly describe the local structure of diffusion. However, instead of the usual local limit theorem (which is not applicable) its weaker form, namely quasi-local form is given.

This paper is concerned with Random walk approximations of the Brownian motion on the Affine group Aff(R). We are in particular interested in the case where the innovations are discrete. In this framework, the return probabilities of the walk have fractional exponential decay in large time, as opposed to the polynomial one of the continuous object. We prove that in tegrating those return probabilities on a suitable neighborhood of the origin, the expected polynomial decay is restored. This is what we call a Quasi-local theorem.

We formulate a general Bayesian disorder detection problem, which generalizes models considered in the literature. We study properties of basic statistics, which allow us to reduce problems of quickest detection of disorder moments to optimal stopping problems. Using general results, we consider in detail a disorder problem for Brownian motion on a finite time segment.

The content of this volume is mainly based on selected talks that were given at the “International Meeting on Game Theory (ISDG12-GTM2019),” as joint meeting of “12th International ISDG Workshop” and “13th International Conference on Game Theory and Management,” held in St. Petersburg, Russia on July 03–05, 2019. The meeting was organized by St. Petersburg State University and International Society of Dynamic Games (ISDG). Every year starting from 2007, an international conference “Game Theory and Management” (GTM) has taken place at the Saint Petersburg State University. Among the plenary speakers of this conference series were the Nobel Prize winners Robert Aumann, John Nash, Reinhard Selten, Roger Myerson, Finn Kidland, Eric Maskin, and many other famous game theorists. The underlying theme of the conferences is the promotion of advanced methods for modeling the behavior that each agent (also called player) has to adopt in order to maximize his or her reward once the reward does not only depend on the individual choices of a player (or a group of players), but also on the decisions of all agents that are involved in the conflict (game).

This book presents a systematic exposition of the modern theory of Gaussian measures. The basic properties of finite and infinite dimensional Gaussian distributions, including their linear and nonlinear transformations, are discussed. The book is intended for graduate students and researchers in probability theory, mathematical statistics, functional analysis, and mathematical physics. It contains a lot of examples and exercises. The bibliography contains 844 items; the detailed bibliographical comments and subject index are included.

We find the exact optimal decision rule in the problem of testing two hypotheses about the drift of a Brownian motion in the setting of Kiefer and Weiss.

This paper contains detailed exposition of the results presented in the short communication [M. V. Zhitlukhin and A. A. Muravlev, Russian Math. Surveys, 66 (2011), pp. 1012–1013]. We consider Chernoff’s problem of sequential testing of two hypotheses about the sign of the drift of a Brownian motion under the assumption that it is normally distributed. We obtain an integral equation which characterizes the optimal decision rule and find its solution numerically.

The textbook has passed practical tests and written on the basis of the readable authors for many years. Presented in textbook materials give students orientation in the solution of many practical problems in a number of areas, constitute the initial level to obtain a broader and deeper education in the field of probability theory. The book provides an overview of the theory of stochastic processes, detailed material on the theory of Markov processes with discrete time (Markov chains) and continuous-time. In addition to the solved problems for each Chapter of the textbook suggested problems to solve and theoretical questions to test the quality of the learning material.

In this paper we introduce stochastic parameters into the network game model with production and knowledge externalities. This model was proposed by V. Matveenko and A. Korolev as a generalization of the two-period Romer model. Agents differ in their productivities which have deterministic and stochastic (Wiener) components. We study the dynamics of a single agent and the dynamics of a dyad where two agents are aggregated. We derive explicit expressions for the dynamics of a single agent and dyad dynamics in the form of Brownian random processes, and qualitatively analyze the solutions of stochastic equations and systems of stochastic equations.

A model for organizing cargo transportation between two node stations connected by a railway line which contains a certain number of intermediate stations is considered. The movement of cargo is in one direction. Such a situation may occur, for example, if one of the node stations is located in a region which produce raw material for manufacturing industry located in another region, and there is another node station. The organization of freight traﬃc is performed by means of a number of technologies. These technologies determine the rules for taking on cargo at the initial node station, the rules of interaction between neighboring stations, as well as the rule of distribution of cargo to the ﬁnal node stations. The process of cargo transportation is followed by the set rule of control. For such a model, one must determine possible modes of cargo transportation and describe their properties. This model is described by a ﬁnite-dimensional system of diﬀerential equations with nonlocal linear restrictions. The class of the solution satisfying nonlocal linear restrictions is extremely narrow. It results in the need for the “correct” extension of solutions of a system of diﬀerential equations to a class of quasi-solutions having the distinctive feature of gaps in a countable number of points. It was possible numerically using the Runge–Kutta method of the fourth order to build these quasi-solutions and determine their rate of growth. Let us note that in the technical plan the main complexity consisted in obtaining quasi-solutions satisfying the nonlocal linear restrictions. Furthermore, we investigated the dependence of quasi-solutions and, in particular, sizes of gaps (jumps) of solutions on a number of parameters of the model characterizing a rule of control, technologies for transportation of cargo and intensity of giving of cargo on a node station.

Let k be a field of characteristic zero, let G be a connected reductive algebraic group over k and let g be its Lie algebra. Let k(G), respectively, k(g), be the field of k- rational functions on G, respectively, g. The conjugation action of G on itself induces the adjoint action of G on g. We investigate the question whether or not the field extensions k(G)/k(G)^G and k(g)/k(g)^G are purely transcendental. We show that the answer is the same for k(G)/k(G)^G and k(g)/k(g)^G, and reduce the problem to the case where G is simple. For simple groups we show that the answer is positive if G is split of type A_n or C_n, and negative for groups of other types, except possibly G_2. A key ingredient in the proof of the negative result is a recent formula for the unramified Brauer group of a homogeneous space with connected stabilizers. As a byproduct of our investigation we give an affirmative answer to a question of Grothendieck about the existence of a rational section of the categorical quotient morphism for the conjugating action of G on itself.

Let G be a connected semisimple algebraic group over an algebraically closed field k. In 1965 Steinberg proved that if G is simply connected, then in G there exists a closed irreducible cross-section of the set of closures of regular conjugacy classes. We prove that in arbitrary G such a cross-section exists if and only if the universal covering isogeny Ĝ → G is bijective; this answers Grothendieck's question cited in the epigraph. In particular, for char k = 0, the converse to Steinberg's theorem holds. The existence of a cross-section in G implies, at least for char k = 0, that the algebra k[G]G of class functions on G is generated by rk G elements. We describe, for arbitrary G, a minimal generating set of k[G]G and that of the representation ring of G and answer two Grothendieck's questions on constructing generating sets of k[G]G. We prove the existence of a rational (i.e., local) section of the quotient morphism for arbitrary G and the existence of a rational cross-section in G (for char k = 0, this has been proved earlier); this answers the other question cited in the epigraph. We also prove that the existence of a rational section is equivalent to the existence of a rational W-equivariant map T- - - >G/T where T is a maximal torus of G and W the Weyl group.