- Code STAT8035
- 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
- Academic career PGRD
- 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:
Introduction to the theory of compound Poisson processes, with emphasis on application to insurance portfolios.
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Final exam 80%
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10 hrs / wk
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3354||17 Feb 2014||07 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2014||30 May 2014||In Person||N/A|