Personal Reflections on Actuarial Science in North America from 1900 is a well researched actuarial science topic, it can be used as a guide or framework for your Academic Research.
At the outset, it should be made clear that this article does not pretend to be a definitive history of actuarial science developments in North America since the beginning of the century. Deadlines, and my own available time and energy, do not permit such an undertaking, worthy as it may be. Instead, I shall draw on memories of almost 60 years as an actuarial student, teacher, practitioner, and researcher, to indicate actuarial highlights of that period, and also sources for further review if readers become so inclined.
Such readers should turn first to Actuarial Mathematics (Proc. Symp. Appl. Math. 35, 1986) and peruse it alongside this article to gain detailed, introductory overviews of the diverse actuarial models that will be mentioned here.
The non-exhaustive list of references at the end of the article is selected to aid such review by pointing the way to other more complete lists in regard to various topics mentioned herein. The body of ideas, known and unknown,