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Property insurance loss distributions

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  • Burnecki, Krzysztof
  • Kukla, Grzegorz
  • Weron, Rafał

Abstract

Property claim services (PCS) provides indices for losses resulting from catastrophic events in the US. In this paper, we study these indices and take a closer look at distributions underlying insurance claims. Surprisingly, the lognormal distribution seems to give a better fit than the Paretian one. Moreover, lagged autocorrelation study reveals a mean-reverting structure of indices returns.

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  • Burnecki, Krzysztof & Kukla, Grzegorz & Weron, Rafał, 2000. "Property insurance loss distributions," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 287(1), pages 269-278.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:287:y:2000:i:1:p:269-278
    DOI: 10.1016/S0378-4371(00)00453-2
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    5. Wolfgang Karl Härdle & Brenda López Cabrera, 2010. "Calibrating CAT Bonds for Mexican Earthquakes," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 77(3), pages 625-650, September.
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    8. Giuricich, Mario Nicoló & Burnecki, Krzysztof, 2019. "Modelling of left-truncated heavy-tailed data with application to catastrophe bond pricing," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 525(C), pages 498-513.
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    Keywords

    Econophysics; Property insurance; Loss distribution; PCS index;

    JEL classification:

    • C46 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Specific Distributions
    • G22 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Insurance; Insurance Companies; Actuarial Studies

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