Conditioned Two-Dimensional Simple Random Walk: Green’s Function and Harmonic Measure

  • Serguei PopovEmail author


We study the Doob’s h-transform of the two-dimensional simple random walk with respect to its potential kernel, which can be thought of as the two-dimensional simple random walk conditioned on never hitting the origin. We derive an explicit formula for the Green’s function of this random walk and also prove a quantitative result on the speed of convergence of the (conditional) entrance measure to the harmonic measure (for the conditioned walk) on a finite set.


Transience Doob’s h-transform Entrance measure 

Mathematics Subject Classification (2010)

Primary 60J10 Secondary 60G50 82C41 



This work was partially supported by CNPq (301605/2015–7). The author is grateful to the anonymous referee for many comments and suggestions on the first version of this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Statistics, Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific ComputationUniversity of Campinas – UNICAMPCampinasBrazil

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