Forthcoming in Variance
26 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2015 Last revised: 29 Apr 2019
Date Written: February 27, 2015
This article extends credibility theory by making quadratic adjustments that take into account the squared values of past observations. This approach amounts to introducing non-linearities in the framework, or to considering higher order moments in the computations. We first describe a full parametric approach and, for illustration, we examine the Poisson-gamma and Poisson-single Pareto cases. Then, we look at the non-parametric approach where premiums must be estimated based on data only, without postulating any type of distribution. Finally, we examine a semi-parametric approach where the conditional distribution is Poisson but the unconditional distribution is unknown.
Keywords: Credibility, Quadratic Approximation. Parametric, Non-Parametric, Semi-Parametric, Poisson-Gamma, Poisson-Single Pareto, Uniform Exposure
JEL Classification: C11, G22
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