- Code STAT3035
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Statistics
- Areas of interest Actuarial Studies, Statistics
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Timothy Higgins
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2014
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This course introduces the theory of compound Poisson processes, with a particular emphasis on their application to insurance portfolios (though their applicability in other areas is also noted)
Topics include: Modelling loss distributions; Skewed parametric distribution families; Method of moments, method of percentiles and maximum likelihood estimation; Pearson goodness-of-fit testing for distribution assessment; Truncated and censored data, including applications to reinsurance and policy excess schemes; Random sums, convolutions and compound distributions, particularly for modeling aggregate claim distributions; Normal and gamma approximations to compound distributions; Compound Poisson process theory, including applications to insurance portfolio surplus processes; Ultimate and finite-time ruin probabilities; Adjustment coefficients and optimal reinsurance contracts.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
To achieve an understanding of and facility in applying and communicating the following topics:
- Estimating using skewed distributions with and without the presence of censoring and truncation
- Aggregation of random quantities through compound distribution theory
- Compound Poisson process theory including approximation of boundary crossing probabilities as applied to calculating risk for insurance portfolios
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- Assignment 20%
- Final Exam 80%
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Three contact hours per week plus private study time.
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3279||17 Feb 2014||07 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2014||30 May 2014||In Person||N/A|