Risk and insurance

MAT15 Risk and insurance

Spring 2022

Autumn 2022
  • Topics

    Basic topics in insurance mathematics.

    The probabilistic theoretical basis for life insurance.

    Statistical analysis of life expectancy and mortality.

    Calculation of premium and premium reserve.

  • Learning outcome

    Students can, after completing the course:


    • Understand basic concepts in life insurance mathematics.


    • Master basic concepts in insurance mathematics (preferences and uncertainty, equivalence principle, premium reserves, stochastic dependence, costs, profits and bonuses).
    • Use mortality tables.
    • Use basic methods in life insurance mathematics (pension insurance, life insurance contracts on one and more lives).
    • Make insurance calculations. Interpret and present results achieve. 

    General competence

    • Learn new methods in insurance mathematics that have many applications in actuarial mathematics.

  • Teaching

    Plenary lectures  (with video recording)

  • Recommended prerequisites

    MAT10 Analysis and Linear Algebra

  • Required prerequisites

    MET1 Mathematics for Economists

    MET2 Statistics for Economists

  • Credit reduction due to overlap


  • Compulsory Activity

    Course approval is granted on the basis of one individual written submission. This submission must be accepted in order to get access for the exam.

  • Assessment

    5 hour written school exam

  • Grading Scale

    A - F

  • Literature

    Compulsory literature:

    Knut K Aase: Anvendt Sannsynlighetsteori: Forsikringsmatematikk (available online)

    Selected notes/overheads available in Canvas.

    Recommended literature:

    Roger Loen: Forsikringer, Universitetsforlaget, 2019, ISBN: 9788215032467


ECTS Credits
Teaching language

Autumn. Not offered Autumn 2022.

Course responsible

Professor Roman Kozlov, Department of Business and Management Science.