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##### Estimating of the Renewal Function with Heavy-tailed Claims

**Authors:**
Rassoul Abdelaziz

**Abstract:**

We develop a new estimator of the renewal function for heavy-tailed claims amounts. Our approach is based on the peak over threshold method for estimating the tail of the distribution with a generalized Pareto distribution. The asymptotic normality of an appropriately centered and normalized estimator is established, and its performance illustrated in a simulation study.

**Keywords:**
generalized pareto distribution,
peak-over-threshold,
heavy-tailed distribution,
Renewal function,
POT method,
extremes value

**Digital Object Identifier (DOI):**
doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1077283

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