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Interesting that two Nobel award winning economists (Thaler and Friedman) had considered becoming actuaries. Or at least their parents considered in Thaler's case.
One of Thaler's younger brothers is an ASA
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Interesting that two Nobel award winning economists (Thaler and Friedman) had considered becoming actuaries. Or at least their parents considered in Thaler's case.
I considered being a noble prize winning scientist when I was younger. Of course I'm an actuary now, so I know how they feel with the whole giving up on your dreams thing and stuff....

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Stacking Benjamins podcast guest this week is a life actuary.

https://www.stackingbenjamins.com/category/podcast/
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http://www.startribune.com/us-return...can/485544551/

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US returns 1493 Christopher Columbus letter to Vatican

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June 14, 2018 — 5:35am

VATICAN CITY — The United States is returning to the Vatican Library a letter written by Christopher Columbus in 1493 announcing his discovery of the New World that was stolen and replaced with a forgery.

It's the third such return in recent years after U.S. investigators determined that several authentic copies of the letter had been stolen from libraries across Europe and replaced with forgeries without library officials' knowledge.

U.S. Ambassador Callista Gingrich was presenting the letter Thursday to the chief Vatican archivist, Archbishop Jean-Louis Brugues, and the prefect of the library, Bishop Cesare Pasini.

The authentic letter had ended up in the possession of an Atlanta actuary who purchased it from a rare book dealer in New York in 2004, unaware it had been taken from the Vatican. His widow returned it.
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Not exactly the news, but this seems as good a place to put this as any:

I just got an email from my doctor. He is reviewing a medical study, and it cites Bowers "to convert from probability of mortality to mortality rate". He goes on to say,
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I do have the Society of Actuaries’ Textbook on Life Contingencies by CW Jordan from 1967, and I’m guessing that Bowers’ method is similar to Ch 1 in Jordan. Do you happen to know if that is what Bowers uses? Simplistically, I usually use an constant hazard rate assumption over that year, and hence assume an exponential survival function over that year.
Hey, someone other than actuaries cares about actuarial math?! Woot!
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Not exactly the news, but this seems as good a place to put this as any:

I just got an email from my doctor. He is reviewing a medical study, and it cites Bowers "to convert from probability of mortality to mortality rate". He goes on to say,

Hey, someone other than actuaries cares about actuarial math?! Woot!
I'm not sure if I would recommend this doctor or start looking for a new one.
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His field is population health. Trends and stuff.
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