Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96648
Authors: 
Barlevy, Gadi
Nagaraja, H. N.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 2013-05
Abstract: 
Holst (1985) introduced a discrete spacings model that is related to the Bose-Einstein distribution and obtained the distribution of the number of vacant slots in an associated circle covering problem. We correct his expression for its probability mass function, obtain the first two moments, and describe their limiting properties. We also discuss an application of our results to a study of contagion in banking networks.
Subjects: 
spacings
sampling without replacement
Bose-Einstein distribution
Hypergeometric probability
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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