Life Insurance Mathematics

  • Hans U. Gerber

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  13. Back Matter
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About this book


This concise introduction to life contingencies, the theory behind the actuarial work around life insurance and pension funds, will appeal to the reader who likes applied mathematics. In addition to the model of life contingencies, the theory of compound interest is explained and it is shown how mortality and other rates can be estimated from observations. The probabilistic model is used consistently throughout the book.

For this second, expanded edition numerous exercises (with answers and solutions) were added.


Funds Lebensversicherung Versicherung Versicherungsmathematik actuarial mathematics actuarial science acturial mathematics addition applied mathematics insurance insurance mathematics life contingencies life insurance mathematics model

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans U. Gerber
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  1. 1.Ecole des H. E. C.Université de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03155-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03153-7
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