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Applications of Fuzzy Regression in Actuarial Analysis

  • Jorge de Andrés Sánchez
  • Antonio Terceño Gómez
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    In this article, we propose several applications of fuzzy regression techniques for actuarial problems. Our main analysis is motivated, on the one hand, by the fact that several articles in the financial and actuarial literature suggest using fuzzy numbers to model interest rate uncertainty but do not explain how to quantify these rates with fuzzy numbers. Likewise, actuarial literature has recently focused some of its attention in analyzing the Term Structure of Interest Rates (TSIR) because this is a key instrument for pricing insurance contracts. With these two ideas in mind, we show that fuzzy regression is suitable for adjusting the TSIR and discuss how to apply a fuzzy TSIR when pricing life insurance contracts and property-liability policies. Finally, we reflect on other actuarial applications of fuzzy regression and develop with this technique the "London Chain Ladder Method" for obtaining Incurred But Not Reported Reserves. Copyright The Journal of Risk and Insurance.

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    Volume (Year): 70 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 665-699

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