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Modelling life expectancy

Edmund Cannon and Ian Tonks

in Annuity Markets

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216994
eISBN:
9780191711978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216994.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

The actuarial profession has developed to enable insurance companies to value life insurance products on a scientific basis. This chapter considers the methods used by actuaries to price annuities ... More


History of actuarial tables

Christopher Lewin and Margaret De Valois

in The History of Mathematical Tables: From Sumer to Spreadsheets

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198508410
eISBN:
9780191708831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508410.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

Actuaries make financial sense of the future by combining techniques of risk and finance. The actuarial profession was formed in 1848 but long before then mathematicians were producing tables in ... More


Experts against Objectivity: Accountants and Actuaries

Theodore M. Porter

in Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691208411
eISBN:
9780691210544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691208411.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter assesses objectivity in accounting. The drive for rigor and standardization arose in response to a world in which local knowledge had become inadequate. Beginning in the late nineteenth ... More


What Happened to the Disability Program and How Policy Makers Tried to Respond

Edward D. Berkowitz

in Making Social Welfare Policy in America: Three Case Studies since 1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226692067
eISBN:
9780226692371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226692371.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines what happened to the disability insurance program after its passage in 1956. At first, a process of incremental expansion took place. A period of concern over the rapid rise of ... More


Calculus of Observations

Marcel Boumans

in Science Outside the Laboratory: Measurement in Field Science and Economics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199388288
eISBN:
9780199388318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199388288.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter considers measurement as a “calculus of observations.” A calculus of observation includes the following elements: a measurement formula that is based on a representation of both ... More


Understanding Liabilities

Philippe-N. Marcaillou

in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes in the United Kingdom: Asset and Liability Management

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198738794
eISBN:
9780191802003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738794.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapter 3 provides an understanding of how expected liability cash flows and their present values are calculated and series of future payments are distributed. Readers will understand the difference ... More


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