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Actuarial Books

The following are bookstores selling study materials for the actuarial examinations:

Illinois State University Milner Library

The following items are placed on reserve (Floor 2 Reserve Desk) and are always available at the Milner Library:

Exam P/1 and MAT 350 material

  • "ASM Study Manual for Exam P/Exam 1: Probability," by Krzysztof Ostaszewski.
    Library Location: Floor 2 Course Reserve Desk: Building Use Only. Call Number:  HG8781 .O85 2005. This item is also available on reserve in Mathematics Library in the Department of Mathematics.

  • "Probability: the science of uncertainty with applications to investments, insurance, and engineering," by Michael A. Bean.
    Library Location: Floor 2 Course Reserve Desk: Building Use Only. Call Number:  QA273 .B36 2001.

Exam FM/2 and MAT 280 material

  • "Study Manual for Exam FM/2," by Krzysztof Ostaszewski. Library Location: Floor 2 Course Reserve Desk: Building Use Only. This item is also available on reserve in Mathematics Library in the Department of Mathematics.
  • "Theory of interest," by Stephen G. Kellison.
    Library Location: Floor 2 Course Reserve Desk: Building Use Only. Call Number:  HB539 .K28 1991.
  • "Financial risk management for pension plans," by Leslaw Gajek and Krzysztof Ostaszewski.
    Library Location: Floor 2 Course Reserve Desk: Building Use Only. Call Number:  HD61 .G34 2004.

Exam M (SOA),  3 (CAS), MAT 380, MAT 383, and MAT 384 material

  • "Actuarial Mathematics," by Newton L. Bowers et al. Library Location: Floor 2 Course Reserve Desk: Building Use Only. Call Number:  HG8781 .A26 1997.
  • "Financial risk management for pension plans," by Leslaw Gajek and Krzysztof Ostaszewski.
    Library Location: Floor 2 Course Reserve Desk: Building Use Only. Call Number:  HD61 .G34 2004.
  • "Derivative Markets," by Robert L. McDonald. Library location: Floor 2 Course Reserve Desk: Building Use Only. Call Number: HG6024.A3 M394 2006.
  • "Loss Models: From Data to Decisions," by Stuart A. Klugman, Harry H. Panjer, Gordon E. Willmot. Library location: Floor 2 Course Reserve Desk: Building Use Only. Call Number:HG8781 .K583 2004.

MAT 480 and MAT 483 material

  • "Financial risk management for pension plans," by Leslaw Gajek and Krzysztof Ostaszewski.
    Library Location: Floor 2 Course Reserve Desk: Building Use Only. Call Number:  HD61 .G34 2004.
  • "Financial economics: with applications to investments, insurance, and pensions," by Harry H. Panjer (editor). Library Location: Floor 2 Course Reserve Desk: Building Use Only. Call Number:  HG174 .F496 1998.
  • "Introduction to ratemaking and loss reserving for property and casualty insurance," by Robert L. Brown. Library Location: Floor 2 Course Reserve Desk: Building Use Only. Call Number:  HG8065 .B76 1993

There is also an "unofficial reserve" of old actuarial examinations and study notes on the 5th floor of Milner Library. Students who would like to study these, need to request it from library personnel on the 5th floor.

There is also a reserve of materials for studying for actuarial examinations at the library of the Department of Mathematics, on third floor of Stevenson Hall.