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Author Bellhouse, David R., author

Title Leases for lives : life contingent contracts and the emergence of actuarial science in eighteenth-century England / David R. Bellhouse, University of Western Ontario
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017

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Contents Cover; Half-Title; Title Page; Imprints Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 Mathematics and Property in the Seventeenth Century; 3 Edmond Halley's Life Table; 4 Halley's Impact or Lack of It; 5 De Moivre and His Early Influence; 6 Mathematicians as Consultants; 7 Mathematicians and Early Life Insurance Companies; 8 The Annuity Bubble of the 1760s and 1770s; 9 The Aftershocks of the Bubble, Their Impact on Life Annuities; 10 Developments in the Life Insurance Industry in the Later Eighteenth Century; 11 A Return to Roots; 12 Conclusion
Summary This work explains the underfunding of early insurance and annuity schemes, and proposes a new view of how actuarial science developed as a discipline
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Halley, Edmond, 1656-1742
Moivre, Abraham de, 1667-1754.
SUBJECT Halley, Edmond, 1656-1742 fast
Moivre, Abraham de, 1667-1754 fast
Subject Mathematicians -- Great Britain -- Biography
Probabilities -- History -- 18th century
Mathematics -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
MATHEMATICS -- Essays.
MATHEMATICS -- Pre-Calculus.
MATHEMATICS -- Reference.
Intellectual life
Mathematicians
Mathematics
Probabilities
SUBJECT Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 18th century. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85056855
Subject Great Britain
Genre/Form Biographies
History
Form Electronic book
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