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E&R Sessions at the Boston Annual Meeting 2002

E&R Sessions at the Boston Annual Meeting 2002

 

There were five E&R sessions at the 2002 Boston Annual Meeting. There were 34 people who joined the E&R Section Breakfast on Monday for a general networking session. The International Actuarial Associations Impact on North American Actuarial Education, Session 4IF, was moderated by Curtis Huntington who spoke about the guideline syllabus proposed by the IAA. Nineteen people attended this session. The guidelines and syllabus can be found on the SOA handouts web page.

Mary Hardy, Dale Lamps and Marjorie Rosenberg offered teaching session, 83TS, Actuarial Applications of Markov Chain Monte Carlo Theory, which focused on the use of modern Bayesian analysis, including Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). Fifty–eight people attended this session. The handouts SOA handouts web page.

Harry Sutton and Roger Feldman presented the results of research projects funded by the Actuarial Education and Research Fund (AERF) at Session 98PP, Premium Death Spirals: Theory and Empirical Evidence. Forty–nine people attended this session. The combined presentation can be accessed at the SOA handouts web page.

Ken Sang Tan and Phelim Boyle offered a Teaching Session 144TS, Applications of Quasi–Monte Carlo Method, which introduced the quasi–Monte Carlo methods and showed how they can be used to solve practical problems. One hundred forty–four people attended this session. The handouts from this session can found at the SOA handout web page.

We thank Claire Bilodeau for organizing these five sessions for the E&R Section.