CAS Monograph No. 2

CAS Monograph No. 2: Distributions for Actuaries

by David Bahnemann

Bahnemann brings together two perennially important elements of actuarial practice: a solid academic presentation of parametric distributions coupled with the application of these distributions in the actuarial paradigm. Having taught mathematics at the university level for 19 years, Bahnemann has developed an excellent appreciation for what does and does not work in presenting and conveying technical subject matter. Following his teaching career, he worked for more than two decades in applying this knowledge to all types of real actuarial problems that actuaries face every day. Hence, we have this rare presentation of mathematics that actuaries use whenever distributions are involved.

This monograph is useful for those wishing to learn the subject matter for the first time as well as for practicing actuaries who wish to have in their bookcase a "desk reference manual" for use whenever faced with a problem involving parametric distributions. An Errata has been added.

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