Casualty Actuarial Society

Research

Current Research Projects

There are a number of ways CAS conducts research, the most popular being Call Paper Programs, Requests for Proposals and Working Parties. Active projects can be found on this page, including those in which CAS is working cooperatively with other organizations. A complete list of all CAS Research Projects currently underway with full descriptions can be found in the CAS Annual Research Report. For information on recently completed research projects, please go to our Past Projects page. If you have an idea for a project, please feel free to suggest an idea through our submission form.

Call Paper Programs

Committees use this method to increase literature on specific topics. A program operates on either a one-year or two-year cycle. Finished papers end up published in the E-Forum and are often presented at CAS Meetings and Seminars.

Past Calls for Papers

Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

This process is used when there is a specific research question identified by a committee. Proposals are then sought from researchers to answer that research question.

Past RFPs

Research Surveys

The Actuarial Foundation

A joint project of CAS, SOA, and CIA, the Actuarial Foundation coordinates research projects across organizations. Grants from the participating organizations are awarded to researchers through the annual Individual Grants Competition.

UK GIRO (General Insurance Research Organising Committee)

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in the United Kingdom often looks for CAS member involvement in its research working parties. Opportunities will be posted when open.

Working Papers

Working Papers are works still in development. Authors put their works-in-progress up on the CAS site and solicit suggestions from readers.

Working Parties

Working Parties and Task Forces are formed, usually under the guidance of a Research Committee, with the specific charge to produce a research product or solve a research goal in a specified timeframe to help the CAS address long-standing research problems. The end result of a Working Party is often a written research paper or software.