# Benktander type I distribution

The Benktander type I distribution 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). The distribution of the first type is "close" to the log-normal distribution (Kleiber & Kotz 2003).

Parameters ${\displaystyle a>0}$ (real)${\displaystyle b>0}$ real ${\displaystyle x\geq 1}$ ${\displaystyle \left(\left[\left(1+{\frac {2b\log x}{a}}\right)\left(1+a+2b\log x\right)\right]-{\frac {2b}{a}}\right)x^{-\left(2+a+b\log x\right)}}$ ${\displaystyle 1-\left(1+{\frac {2b}{a}}\log x\right)x^{-\left(a+1+b\log x\right)}}$ ${\displaystyle 1+{\tfrac {1}{a}}}$ ${\displaystyle {\frac {-{\sqrt {b}}+ae^{\frac {(a-1)^{2}}{4b}}{\sqrt {\pi }}\;{\textrm {erfc}}\left({\frac {a-1}{2{\sqrt {b}}}}\right)}{a^{2}{\sqrt {b}}}}}$[note 1]