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Woodward-Fondiller Prize

This award, commemorating the work of Joseph H. Woodward and Richard Fondiller, was intended to stimulate original thinking and research. Each year it was awarded to the best eligible paper submitted to the Proceedings of the Casualty Actuarial Society by an Associate or Fellow who had attained his or her designation within the last five years of submitting his or her paper. An eligible Proceedings paper showed evidence of original research and solved advanced insurance problems. If no paper was considered eligible in a given year, the award was not made. Papers previously submitted to the Society or elsewhere were not eligible. Papers were judged by the Society’s Committee on Review of Papers, whose decision was final.

The announcement of the award was made at the November meeting each year, based on papers submitted to the Society at the previous November and May meetings. The prize was suspended after publication of the 2005 Proceedings, which marked the last time peer-reviewed papers were published as part of the Proceedings.

Recipients of the Woodward-Fondiller Prize

2007
No Award

2006
No Award

2005
No Award

2004
No Award

2003
David L. Ruhm,
Distribution-Based Pricing Formulas Are Not Arbitrage-Free

2002
No Award

2001
No Award

2000
Stephen Mildenhall,
"Discussion of Michael G. Wacek's Paper, 'Appliction of the Optino Market Paradigm to the Solution of Insurance Problems'"

1999
Stephen Mildenhall,
"A Systematic Relationship Between Minimum Bias Methods and Generalized Linear Models"

1998
Donald F. Mango,
"An Application of Game Theory: Property Catastrophe Risk Load"

1997
Leigh Joseph Halliwell,
"Loss Prediction by Generalized Least Squares"

1996
No Award

1995
No Award

1994
Daniel M. Murphy,
"Unbiased Loss Development Factors"

1993
No Award

1992
William R. Gillam,
"Parametrizing the Workers Compensation Experience Rating Plan"

1991
Robert A. Bear and Kenneth J. Nemlick,
"Pricing the Impact of Adjustable Features and Loss Sharing Provisions of Reinsurance Treaties"

1990
Amy S. Bouska,
"Exposure Bases Revisited"

1989
Manuel Almagro and Thomas L. Ghezzi,
"Federal Income Taxes-Provisions Affecting Property/Casualty Insurers"

1988
Emanuel Pinto and Daniel F. Gogol,
"An Analysis of Excess Loss Development"

1987
No Award

1986
Glenn G. Meyers,
"An Analysis of Experience Rating"

1985
Glenn G. Meyers,
"Empirical Bayesian Credibility in Workers' Compensation Ratemaking"

1984
Albert J. Beer,
"Review of Margaret E. Wilkinson's Paper, `Estimating Probable Maximum Loss with Order Statistics'"

1983
Philip E. Heckman and Glenn G. Meyers,
"The Calculation of Aggregate Loss Distributions from Claim Severity and Claim Count Distributions"

1982
Stephen W. Philbrick,
"An Examination of Credibility Concepts"

1981
Stephen W. Philbrick,
"The Implication of Sales as an Exposure Base for Products Liability"

1980
No Award

1979
No Award

1978
Edward W. Weissner,
"Estimation of the Distribution of Report Lags by the Method of Maximum Likelihood"
Sheldon Rosenberg,
"Review of Robert Miccolis' Paper, `On the Theory of Increased Limits and Excess of Loss Pricing'"

1977
Robert Miccolis,
"On the Theory of Increased Limits and Excess of Loss Pricing"

1976
Robert J. Finger,
"Estimating Pure Premium by Layer - An Approach"

1975
David Skurnick,
"The California Table L"

1974
C. K. Khury,
"Personal Lines Pricing: From Judgment to Fact"

1973
C.K. Khury,
"Review of LeRoy Simon's Paper, 'Actuarial Applications in Catastrophe Reinsurance' "

1972
David R. Bickerstaff,
"Automobile Collision Deductibles and Repair Cost Groups: The Lognormal Model"

1971
Woody Beckman,
"Federal Income Taxes"

1970
Jeffrey T. Lange,
"The Interpretation of Liability Increased Limits Statistics"

1969
J. Robert Ferrari,
"The Relationship of Underwriting, Investments, Leverage, and Exposure to the Total Return on Owners' Equity"

1968
Charles F. Cook,
"The Minimum Absolute Deviation Trend Line"

1967
Jeffrey T. Lange,
"Implications of Sampling Theory for Package Policy Ratemaking"

1966
No Award

1965
Kenneth L. McIntosh,
"A Mathematical Approach to Fire Protection Classification Rates"

1964
James H. Durkin,
"A Glance at Group Dental Coverage"

1963
No Award