Finitely additive markov chains

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In this paper we develop the theory of Markov chains with stationary transition probabilities, where the transition probabilities and the initial distribution are assumed only to be finitely additive. We prove a strong law of large numbers for recurrent chains. The problem of existence and uniqueness of finitely additive stationary initial distributions is studied and the ergodicity of recurrent chains under a stationary initial distribution is proved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-272
Number of pages26
JournalTransactions of the American Mathematical Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1981
Externally publishedYes


  • Finitely additive probabilities
  • Markov chain
  • Markov strategy
  • Stationary initial distribution
  • Stationary transition
  • Strategy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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