Special Issue "Selected Papers from American Mathematical Society (AMS) Sectional Meeting on New Developments in Actuarial Mathematics"


A special issue of Risks (ISSN 2227-9091).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2015

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Emiliano A. Valdez
Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Website: http://www.math.msu.edu/~valdezea/
E-Mail: valdezea@math.msu.edu
Interests: copula models and dependencies; elliptical distributions and their applications; managing post- retirement assets; longevity risks and annuitization; risk measures and capital requirements; applications of financial economics in actuarial science; competing risks models; survival analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Michigan State University (MSU) will host the Central Spring meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) on March 14–15, 2015 (Saturday–Sunday). It will be held on the campus of MSU situated in East Lansing, Michigan, USA. The program consists of Invited Addresses, Special Sessions, and Contributed Paper Sessions. At the meeting, a Special Session on "New Developments in Actuarial Mathematics" has been approved to be organized by Prof. Dr. Emiliano A. Valdez of the MSU Department of Mathematics (http://www.ams.org/meetings/sectional/2229_program_ss15.html#title).

This special session aims to bring together active scholars and researchers to present their current scholarly work in actuarial science. Research in the discipline continues to flourish at a very rapid pace; the scope of actuarial work is also expanding. It is expected that topics to be covered include the interface between actuarial mathematics and statistical science, the convergence of actuarial and financial mathematics, and new quantitative tools in risk and loss measurement.

Only invited speakers may participate on this special session and those invited are highly encouraged to submit a paper version of their presentations to be published in this Special Issue of Risks.

The AMS, which was founded in 1888 and later incorporated in 1923, aims to "further the interests of mathematical research and scholarship" through publications, meetings, conferences, and many other sponsored programs. AMS membership today includes about 30,000 individuals and 580 institutions in the US and around the globe. Previous sectional meetings have been held throughout each year at places like Texas Tech University, University of Colorado, Iowa State University, and Cornell University.

For additional links which you may find useful:

Michigan State University

Department of Mathematics, MSU

American Mathematical Society

AMS sectional meeting at MSU

Special session on “New Developments in Actuarial Mathematics”:

Prof. Dr. Emiliano A. Valdez
Guest Editor


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Published Papers

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Last update: 24 July 2014

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