20 Pages Posted: 9 Jun 2016
Date Written: June 30, 2014
An interesting problem arises when describing the frequency of losses in a given time period, due to the fact that the data collection procedure may not distinguish subpopulations of risk sources. It consists of devising methods to determine the appropriate model for the frequency of losses due to each source of risk. When considering frequency models of the type (a, b, 0) there are several possible ways to disentangle a mixture of distributions. Here we present an application of the expectation — maximization algorithm and the k-means technique to provide a solution to the problem when the number of sources of risk is known.
Keywords: Frequency Models, Modeling
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Gomes-Gonçalves, Erika and Gzyl, Henryk, Disentangling Frequency Models (June 30, 2014). Journal of Operational Risk, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2791597
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