Modelling catastrophe claims with left-truncated severity distributions (extended version)
In this paper, we present a procedure for consistent estimation of the severity and frequency distributions based on incomplete insurance data and demonstrate that ignoring the thresholds leads to a serious underestimation of the ruin probabilities. The event frequency is modelled with a non-homogeneous Poisson process with a sinusoidal intensity rate function. The choice of an adequate loss distribution is conducted via the in-sample goodness-of-fit procedures and forecasting, using classical and robust methodologies. This is an extended version of the article: Chernobai et al. (2006) Modelling catastrophe claims with left-truncated severity distributions, Computational Statistics 21(3-4): 537-555.
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