posted on 2023-06-07, 14:29authored byD. J. Daley, Charles Goldie
The moment index of a nonnegative random variable X has the property that the moment index of the minimum of two independent r.v.s X and Y is greater than or equal to the sum of the moment indices of X and Y. We characterize conditions under which equality holds for a given r.v. X and every independent nonnegative r.v. Y, and discuss extensions to related r.v.s and their distributions.