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Bayesian robustness of the compound Poisson distribution under bidimensional prior: an application to the collective risk model

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  • Agustin Hernandez Bastida
  • Emilio Gomez Deniz
  • Jose Maria Perez Sanchez

The distribution of the aggregate claims in one year plays an important role in Actuarial Statistics for computing, for example, insurance premiums when both the number and size of the claims must be implemented into the model. When the number of claims follows a Poisson distribution the aggregated distribution is called the compound Poisson distribution. In this article we assume that the claim size follows an exponential distribution and later we make an extensive study of this model by assuming a bidimensional prior distribution for the parameters of the Poisson and exponential distribution with marginal gamma. This study carries us to obtain expressions for net premiums, marginal and posterior distributions in terms of some well-known special functions used in statistics. Later, a Bayesian robustness study of this model is made. Bayesian robustness on bidimensional models was deeply treated in the 1990s, producing numerous results, but few applications dealing with this problem can be found in the literature.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Applied Statistics.

Volume (Year): 36 (2009)
Issue (Month): 8 ()
Pages: 853-869

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Handle: RePEc:taf:japsta:v:36:y:2009:i:8:p:853-869
DOI: 10.1080/02664760802510059
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