ARC 2017 @ Robinson

Wednesday, July 26 – Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Department of Risk Management & Insurance of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University is pleased to host ARC 2017, the 52nd Actuarial Research Conference.

Given the department’s legacy in actuarial education and its risk orientation, we are extremely proud to host ARC 2017 with the theme “Actuarial Research at the Crossroads: Transcending Disciplines.” Increasing amounts of data, global trends in climate, interest rates at or below the zero bound, changing regulatory frameworks, etc. make the actuarial profession evermore challenging. Meeting these challenges — and turning them into opportunities — calls on actuarial education and research to expand the actuarial toolkit and the scope of methods to answer pressing research questions. ARC 2017 will be a venue for actuarial educators, practitioners and researchers interested in these latest developments to exchange ideas and learn from each other. 

Located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia — one of the largest metropolitan areas in the southeastern United States and equipped with the largest airport in the world — the department is easily accessible from around the globe. And with various world-famous sights in walking distance to the conference facilities, the reviving downtown area makes for an attractive destination. The conference will take place at Georgia State University’s Student Center, providing generous space for presentations, meals and breaks. The social program includes the welcome reception at the Center for Civil and Human Rights and the conference dinner at the Georgia Aquarium.

We look forward to welcoming you to Atlanta!

Conference Location

Call for Papers

All submissions pertaining to actuarial science are welcome. We accept both abstracts and full papers.

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Register to Attend

  By May 1 May 1 and later Student registration
Full ARC $200 $250 $125
Single Day $75*
Conference Dinner Guest $75

*Includes breakfast and lunch but not the conference dinner

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Travel Grants for Students

The Committee on Knowledge Extension Research (CKER) is offering travel grants of up to $1,000 (U.S.) to Ph.D. students from the U.S., Canada or Mexico who are presenting at the conference.
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The deadline to apply is Friday, May 26.

Sponsors

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Invited Speakers

Damir holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from ETH Zurich and has been a faculty member of the University of Vienna, the University of Munich, and Princeton University. He also worked for the Swiss Federal Office of Private Insurance as co-developer of the Swiss Solvency Test. He is on the editorial board of several academic journals. His research focus is in quantitative finance and risk management.

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Christian co-created Toulouse School of Economics, one of the best departments of economics worldwide. He served there as director from 2009-2015. He has developed in-depth contacts and research partnerships with various industries in France and around the world, in particular with insurance companies, banks and the energy sector. His current fields of interest extend from decision theory under uncertainty to environmental economics through finance, investment, consumption theory, insurance economics and cost-benefit analysis, with a special interest for long-term (sustainable) effects.

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Jim is the U.S. chief data scientist of Deloitte Consulting and a member of Deloitte’s Advanced Analytics and Modeling practice. Jim has extensive experience applying predictive analytics techniques in a variety of public and private sector domains. He also has spearheaded Deloitte’s use of behavioral nudge tactics to more effectively act on model indications and prompt behavior change. Jim is a former professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison business school, and he holds a Ph.D. in the philosophy of science from the University of Chicago. He is a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and sits on its board of directors.

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Contact Us

General Inquiries

Daniel Bauer
dbauer@gsu.edu
404-413-7490

Carmen Brown
cbrown4@gsu.edu
404-413-7461

Sponsorship Inquiries

David Buechner
dbuechner@gsu.edu
404-413-7816