Spring 2020 - ACMA 850 G100

Actuarial Science: Selected Topics (4)

Actuarial Models for Non-life Insurance

Class Number: 3957

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    AQ 5046, Burnaby



Course Title: Actuarial Models for Non-Life Insurance  
Pre-requisties: ACMA 355 or permission of the instructor.   
Course Outline:

The main objective of this course is to review advanced actuarial models in non-life insurance and to introduce some methods which are relevant for actuarial practice. The topics covered by this course are the following:

  1. Some topics on individual risk models and collective risk models.
  2. Some practical methods: Bonus-malus system, IBNR techniques.
  3. Topics on generalized linear models (GLM) with applications in actuarial statistics.
  4. Classical risk process and ruin theory.


  • Assignments, Presentation, and Project 50%
  • Exam 50%


Above grading is subject to change.



Loss Models, 5th Edition, 2019, by S.A. Klugman, H.H. Panjer and G.E. Willmot; Publisher: Wiley.

An Introduction to Mathematical Risk Theory, 1979, by H.U. Gerber; Publisher: S.S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance, U. of Pennsylvania

Modern Actuarial Risk Theory, 2001, by R. Kaas, M. Goovaerts, J. Dhaene and M. Denuit; Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

A Course in Credibility Theory and its Application, 2005, by Hans Bü hlmann and Alois Gisler; Publisher: Springer.

Stochastic Processes for Insurance and Finance, 2000, by T. Rolski, H. Schmidli, V. Schmidt and J. Teugels, Wiley.

Stochastic Claims Reserving Methods in Insurance, 2008, by M.V. Wü thrich and M. Merz, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Bonus-Malus Systems in Automobile Insurance, 1995, by J. Lemaire, Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Insurance Risk and Ruin, 2005, by D.C.M. Dickson, Cambridge University Press.

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