J. Aust. Math. Soc.  76 (2004), 67-73
Correction to a paper by A. G. Pakes

Christian Berg
  Universitetsparken 5
  DK-2100 Kobenhavn O

Starting from a probability $\sigma$ on the half-line with moments of any order A. G. Pakes has defined probabilities $\sigma_r$ by length biasing of order $r$ and $g_r$ by the stationary-excess operation of order $r$, $r=1,2,\dots$. Examples are given to show that $\sigma$ can be determined in the Stieltjes sense while $\sigma_1$ and $g_1$ are indeterminate in the Stieltjes sense. This shows that a statement in a recent paper by Pakes does not hold.
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