Presenting a unique interface between statistics and financial/actuarial topics, this second edition provides a solid background for students preparing for a career in actuarial science. It explores novel research areas and adds more problems, along with a new solutions section. This edition also includes a new chapter on Markov chain theory with applications to mortality and multiple decrement mortality table modeling, a presentation of model checking diagnostics that covers diagnostics for mortality tables, and an expanded discussion on option pricing with examples.
Statistical Concepts. Statistical Techniques. Financial Computational Models. Deterministic Status Models. Future Lifetime Models and Life Tables. Stochastic Status Models. Advanced Stochastic Status Models. Markov Chain Methods. Scenario and Simulation Testing. Further Statistical Considerations. Appendices. References. Index.
Dale S. Borowiak, University of Akron, Ohio, USA