Benktander type II distribution

The Benktander type II distribution, also called the Benktander distribution of the second kind, is one of two distributions introduced by Gunnar Benktander (1970) to model heavy-tailed losses commonly found in non-life/casualty actuarial science, using various forms of mean excess functions (Benktander & Segerdahl 1960). This distribution is "close" to the Weibull distribution (Kleiber & Kotz 2003).

Benktander type II distribution
Probability density function
Cumulative distribution function
Parameters (real)
Where is the Lambert W function[note 1]
Where is the generalized Exponential integral[note 1]

See also



  • Kleiber, Christian; Kotz, Samuel (2003). "7.4 Benktander Distributions". Statistical Size Distributions in Economics and Actuarial Science. Wiley Series and Probability and Statistics. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 247–250. ISBN 9780471457169.
  • Benktander, Gunnar; Segerdahl, Carl-Otto (1960). "On the Analytical Representation of Claim Distributions with Special Reference to Excess of Loss Reinsurance". Proceedings of the XVIth International Congress of Actuaries, Brussels, 1960: 626–646.
  • Benktander, Gunnar (1970). "Schadenverteilungen nach Grösse in der Nicht-Lebensversicherung" [Loss Distributions by Size in Non-life Insurance]. Bulletin of the Swiss Association of Actuaries (in German): 263–283.
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