General introductions to pandemics
- View the Longevity Bulletin 6: The Pandemic edition (2015):
- An actuarial perspective on pandemics. Gordon Woo, pages 3-5.
- An epidemiological perspective on pandemics. Alison Martin, pages 7-11.
- A policy perspective on pandemics. Chloe Sellwood, pages 13-18.
- A medical technologist perspective on pandemics. Christoph Thuemmler. pages 20-21.
- IFoA news release on issue of Longevity Bulletin: Actuarial modelling of big data could play a major role in tackling the next pandemic, 5 August 2015. Other articles from this Longevity Bulletin are shown under the themes of modelling and mitigation, and assessments of past pandemics.
- Predicting pandemics. Charles Orton-Jones. Delta: Actuaries Supporting Change (2016) pages 26-28. View article
- Mitigating the risks of pandemics. Petra Wildemann (2018). The Actuary, March, pages 28-29.
Modelling and mitigating pandemic risks
- The influenza agenda. Matthew Edwards and Richard Marshall. The Actuary (2016), December, pages 30-32.
- Prevention is better than cure. Joseph Lu. The Actuary (2016), January/February, pages 25-27.
- Pandemic perspective. Anne Lise Bagur. The Actuary (2013), November, pages 22-24.
Presentations to IFoA conferences
- Identifying, quantifying and mitigating the risk of epidemics. Petra Wildemann. IFoA Life Conference 2017.
- Terror and pandemic modelling for life insurance. Colin Dutkiewicz. IFoA Protection, Health and Care Conference 2017
- Mitigating the risk of epidemics. Petra Wildermann. IFoA General Insurance ‘GIRO’ Conference 2017.
- Pandemic influenza: a timely example of what a mortality stress scenario might look like. Brett McWilliam; Kevin O'Regan. Life Convention 2006. View presentation
- Will my re-insurer be there when I need them most? Chris Barker and Jules Constantinou.
Life conference 2009.
Assessing past pandemics
From Longevity Bulletin: The Pandemic edition. Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. 2015:
- Case study: 1918 Spanish flu, page 6.
- Case study: HIV/AIDS. page 12.
- Case study: Ebola. page 19.
Presentations to IFoA conferences
- Reimagining the 1918 pandemic. Ashley Campbell. Highlights of the IFoA Life Conference 2018.
- Extreme scenarios for pandemic risk. Gordon Woo. IFoA International Mortality and Longevity Symposium 2016.
- Age-dependence of the 1918 pandemic Gordon Woo. Institute and Faculty of Actuaries sessional meeting paper in September 2018.
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