By Linda K. Stone
Try your hand at Social Security reform with this revamped Academy tool
By Linda K. Stone
By Srivathsan Karanai Margan
Insurance companies would be wise to monitor this imminent
Prepared by the Committee on Professional Responsibility
This newly updated paper—reprinted in Contingencies for the benefit of our readers—assists actuaries in choosing the right model for the task at hand.
Letter regarding the January/February 2023 issue of Contingencies.
By Eric P. Harding
I like to drink zero-sugar tonic water. No potent potables in my glass—just the mixer. (I find the bitterness from the quinine quite bracing.)
By Ken Kent
The actuaries I have worked with, both in my professional career and as a volunteer, are far more creative than our publics might realize.
Toward a New School of Thought—Lessons learned in the trenches of applied actuarial research
By Jay Vadiveloo Over the past 14 years, the Goldenson Center for Actuarial Research at
By Shawna Ackerman
Several years ago, when the word “meta” first appeared on the scene, I will admit that I had some difficulty understanding what it meant, other than something cool to say as in “that’s so meta.”
Reviews by Daniel D. Skwire
Thank heavens for translators. When I learned that Finnish author Antti Tuomainen had published The Moose Paradox, the second volume in a planned comedy crime trilogy featuring a long-suffering actuary, I would, if necessary, have begun studying that notoriously challenging language immediately.
By Mark Shemtob
There are essentially two broad approaches to converting a retirement account into retirement income.
By Warren Manners
I’m pleased to present another puzzle by Bob Fink and Jerry Miccolis.
By Josh Feldman
It’s been a rough couple of months for me—a running injury has prevented me from hitting the roads this winter. So while the running gang was out there hitting the pavement, I was stuck at home being a lazy bum.
By Sam Gutterman
I enjoy attending the Sundance Film Festival in Utah each year. Sometimes, I even get some actuarial ideas from the movies I see—for instance, a couple of years ago the main theme was “risk.”