Handbook

ACTL40003 Risk Theory II

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 24-Jul-2017 to 22-Oct-2017
Assessment Period End 17-Nov-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Aug-2017
Census Date 31-Aug-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 22-Sep-2017


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours of lectures and/or tutorials per week
Total Time Commitment:

170 Hours

Prerequisites:

The following:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
12.50
Corequisites:

None

Recommended Background Knowledge:

Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.

Non Allowed Subjects:

None

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Dr Enrique Calderin

Contact

enrique.calderin@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

Topics include premium principles, including variance principle, Esscher principle, risk adjusted principle; applications of utility theory, premium calculation and optimal reinsurance retention levels; reinsurance problems; ruin theory, Lundberg's inequality, explicit solutions for the probability of ultimate ruin, application of Panjer's recursion formula, the probability and severity of ruin, the effect of reinsurance on ruin probabilities.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply relevant pre-requisite knowledge of mathematics, probability theory and statistics in the solution of a range of practical problems;
  • Describe the basic concepts of utility theory and apply them to insurance problems;
  • Explain the concepts of a premium calculation principle and show whether a premium calculation principle satisfies certain properties;
  • Derive Lundberg's inequality;
  • Describe the effect of simple reinsurance arrangements on ruin probabilities;
  • Derive explicit solutions for the ruin probability in the classical risk model;
  • Calculate approximations to ruin probabilities, explaining the rationale behind each approach.
Assessment:
  • A 50-minute mid-semester test (20%)
  • A 2-hour end-of-semester examination (80%)
  • To pass this subject students must pass the end of semester examination.
Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: written communication; problem solving; statistical reasoning; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis.


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