Research Topics

Research is an important part of The Society of Actuaries (SOA). We develop, sponsor and publish research and experience studies on a wide variety of topics of interest to actuaries and other business professionals. Take a few minutes to explore the research topics below.


Aging and Post-Retirement: Perspectives on retirement research and the idea of living longer and its impact

Climate: Research that explores how climate risk may affect the finance and insurance industries

Disability: Studies on long-term disability insurance

Finance: Studies and insights on financial and investment topics including economic capital and inflation/deflation

General Insurance (Property & Casualty): Reports that are relevant to general insurance matters

Health: Reports and studies on health care, including the Affordable Care Act

International: Insights from reports and studies on international actuarial issues, including retirement, health care, population aging and pension plans

Life, Mortality and Longevity: Reports and studies covering group and individual life insurance plans, mortality tables and longevity

Long-Term Care: Perspectives on long-term care insurance, from pricing to morbidity improvement

Pension, Mortality and Longevity: Reports, studies and other insights on pension plans (public and private)

Predictive Analytics & Modeling: Research reports and studies on how predictive analytics may be used in risk management situations

Risk Management: Insights on emerging risks, enterprise risk management and other risk related concepts for organizations

U.S. Population Data: Research that utilizes U.S. Population Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to produce studies, tools and articles