Proceedings of Symposia in Applied Mathematics 1986; 127 pp; softcover Volume: 35 Reprint/Revision History: fifth printing 2000 ISBN10: 0821800965 ISBN13: 9780821800966 List Price: US$36 Member Price: US$28.80 Order Code: PSAPM/35
 These lecture notes from the 1985 AMS Short Course examine a variety of topics from the contemporary theory of actuarial mathematics. Recent clarification in the concepts of probability and statistics has laid a much richer foundation for this theory. Other factors that have shaped the theory include the continuing advances in computer science, the flourishing mathematical theory of risk, developments in stochastic processes, and recent growth in the theory of finance. In turn, actuarial concepts have been applied to other areas such as biostatistics, demography, economic, and reliability engineering. Readership Table of Contents  J. C. Hickman  Introduction to actuarial mathematics
 J. C. Hickman  Updating life contingencies
 H. H. Panjer  Models in risk theory
 S. A. Klugman  Loss distributions
 P. M. Kahn  Overview of credibility theory
 E. S. W. Shiu  A survey of graduation theory
 J. A. Beekman  Actuarial assumptions and models for Social Security projections
 C. J. Nesbitt  On the performance of pension plans
