Special Issue "Non-Life Insurance Mathematics beyond Risk Theory: Pricing and Claims Reserving"
A special issue of Risks (ISSN 2227-9091).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2016)
Non-life policies are one of the core operations of general insurance companies. In this Special Issue we seek contributions on recent developments for pricing and claims reserving. These are two critical fields in the financial accounts of an insurer. Pricing is about evaluating the risk of what is being covered and selling the insurance contract to a customer. Claims reserving studies payments of claims, a process which can be long and have uncertain outcomes. Claims settlement is slow because of lengthy judicial developments. Moreover, there is an intrinsic difficulty to predict the consequences of losses and, in particular, bodily injuries to victims. Risk theory has influenced current methods, and developments in mathematical statistics have also affected the way we understand premium calculations and reserves today. However, further powerful methods for data analyses and modeling could produce substantial advances. It could also be considered that technological advances, such as satellite navigation, usage based insurance or even automated driving have an influence on motor insurance. Submissions on any of these interesting developments would be welcome.
Prof. Dr. Montserrat Guillén
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