Contingencies, July/August 2018

July 2, 2018 - 4:00pm
In the July/August issue of Contingencies, the cover story, “A Long Stroll Through Avoca Cemetery,” takes readers on an actuarial study of a small-town burial ground ... and pauses for a few meditations and meanderings along the way. Other features include “Model Behavior”—How a modern modeler can add value and drive effective business decisions, and “Data Disasters”—Learning from history: case studies in analytic decision-making. Plus, Academy President Steve Alpert’s message on the actuarial profession’s ongoing conversation with the public; the importance of acknowledging limitations and communicating uncertainty; and an “End Paper” column from Sam Gutterman on 50 years of paths traveled and lessons learned.