A regional compound Poisson process for hurricane and tropical storm damage [article]

Simon Mak, Derek Bingham, Yi Lu
2016 arXiv   pre-print
In light of intense hurricane activity along the U.S. Atlantic coast, attention has turned to understanding both the economic impact and behaviour of these storms. The compound Poisson-lognormal process has been proposed as a model for aggregate storm damage, but does not shed light on regional analysis since storm path data are not used. In this paper, we propose a fully Bayesian regional prediction model which uses conditional autoregressive (CAR) models to account for both storm paths and
more » ... tial patterns for storm damage. When fitted to historical data, the analysis from our model both confirms previous findings and reveals new insights on regional storm tendencies. Posterior predictive samples can also be used for pricing regional insurance premiums, which we illustrate using three different risk measures.
arXiv:1602.03940v1 fatcat:cg5dnalghnhu3ipexrzoiss5au