Journal of the Operational Research Society

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 293–308 | Cite as

The Value of Information for Decision-making in Insurance

  • Philip Giles
General Paper


A description is given of a number of problems and objectives within insurance, more particularly life assurance. The structure of decision-making locations and methods of collecting information for them, both routine and exploratory, are discussed. The difficulty of placing a value on information and its prompt collection are investigated, and related to estimation of probability and variance inherent in the application of judgement. The objectives of a life office without shareholders are considered.


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© Operational Research Society 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Giles
    • 1
  1. 1.Scottish Amicable Life Assurance Society

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