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Mathematical Theory of Risk - ACST356

This unit examines the use of statistical models in the insurance context. Statistical models of the number of claims and the sizes of the claims are studied. These models are used as a basis for the study of risk theory, ruin theory and the effect of reinsurance. Decision theory and simulation are also studied. Students gaining a grade of credit or higher in both ACST356 and ACST357 are eligible for exemption from subject CT6 of the professional exams of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Actuarial staff

(39cp at 100 level or above) including STAT272 Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Actuarial Studies and Business Analytics

Faculty of Business and Economics

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