The exponential functional of simple, symmetric random walks with negative
drift is an infinite polynomial Y = 1 + ξ1 + ξ1ξ2 + ξ1ξ2ξ3 + ⋯ of independent
and identically distributed non-negative random variables. It has moments that are
rational functions of the variables μk = E(ξk) < 1 with universal coefficients. It
turns out that such a coefficient is equal to the number of permutations with descent
set defined by the multiindex of the coefficient. A recursion enumerates all numbers
of permutations with given descent sets in the form of a Pascal-type triangle.