Journal of Taibah University of Science
Heavy-tailed distributions play an important role in modelling data in actuarial and financial sciences. In this article, nine new methods are suggested to define new distributions suitable for modelling data with an heavy right tail. For illustrative purposes, a special sub-model is considered in detail. Maximum likelihood estimators of the model parameters are obtained and a Monte Carlo simulation study is carried out to assess the behaviour of the estimators. Furthermore, some actuarial measures are calculated. A simulation study based on these actuarial measures is done. The usefulness of the proposed model is proved empirically by means of two real data sets. Finally, Bayesian analysis and performance of Gibbs sampling for the data sets are also carried out.
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Hamedani, Gholamhossein; Liu, Yinglin; Ilayas, Muhammad; Khosa, Saima K.; Muhmoudi, Eisa; Ahmad, Zubair; and Khan, Dost Muhammad, "New Methods to Define Heavy-Tailed Distributions with Applications to Insurance Data" (2020). Mathematical and Statistical Science Faculty Research and Publications. 49.