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Date of this Version

2002

Document Type

Article

Citation

Journal of Actuarial Practice 10 (2002), pp. 193-218

Comments

Copyright 2002 Absalom Press

Abstract

This paper discusses how the statistical software WinBUGS can be used to implement a Bayesian analysis of several popular severity models applied to exact size-of-Ioss data. The particular models targeted are the gamma, inverse gamma, loggamma, lognormal, (two-parameter) Pareto, inverse (two-parameter) Pareto, Weibull, and inverse Weibull distributions. It is possible to implement additional size-of-Ioss models (including those for truncated data) using methods analogous to those described herein.

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