Category Archives: Conferences

Machine Learning in Actuarial Science and Insurance

This week is organized the summer school on machine learning for economists and applied social scientists. I will be giving an (online) lecture this Thursday, on Machine Learning in Actuarial Science & Insurance, with a great program,

  • 10am – 10:55am : Juri Marcucci: Machine Learning in Macroeconomics
  • 11am – 11:55am : Arthur Charpentier: Machine Learning in Actuarial Science & Insurance
  • 12pm – 12:55pm : Arthur Spirling : Machine Learning in Embeddings Representations
  • 1pm – 1:55pm : Kathy Baylis: Machine Learning in Agricultural Economics
  • 2pm – 2:55pm : Stefan Wager : Machine Learning in Causal Inference
  • 10am – 10:55am : Stan Matwin : Machine Learning and Data Privacy
  • 11am – 11:55am : Mehmet Caner : Machine Learning in Econometrics
  • 12pm – 12:55pm : Anders Bredahl Kock : Machine Learning in Model Selection
  • 1pm – 1:55pm : Dario Sansone: Machine Learning in Education and Development Economics
  • 2pm – 2:55pm: Patrick Baylis :Temperature and Temperament: Evidence from Twitter

My slides are now online,

Machine Learning and Econometrics

This week-end, the Canadian Econometric Study Group will organise a conference in Montréal, on Machine Learning Econometrics. Since I was in the scientific committee, I’ve read some of the papers that will be presented, and it will be extremely interesting. There will be two invited speakers, Gregory Duncan (Amazon and University of Washington) and Dacheng Xiu (University of Chicago).I will be around at the poster session on Friday, and I should chair a session on Saturday ! See you there !

Pareto Models for Top Incomes

This week, The Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) organised the Eighth ECINEQ Meeting 2019  in Paris, hosted by the Paris School of Economics and the World Inequality Lab. Emmanuel Flachaire was there to present our joint work on Pareto Models for Top Incomes. Slides are also available

The paper is still available on hal, and the package (TopIncomes) is also available from github,


Annual UCSB InsurTech Summit

Just a quick post to mention that an Insurtech Summit will be organized in May 2019, on Friday 3rd, by Mike Ludkovski, and I will be there, with Francois Millard (Vitality Group), Adam Tashman (Carpe Data, Santa Barbara), Emil Valdez (University of Connecticut), and Howard Zail (Elucidor, LLC, New York City). That will be nice… I will actually also give a talk on the Monday before at the actuarial seminar !

Rencontres Mutualistes

Lundi et mardi, je serais a Beaune, en Bourgogne, pour les premières rencontres mutualistes. On m’a demande d’intervenir en ouverture de la seconde journée, sur le thème “segmentation et mutualisation”.

Les slides sont dès à  présent en ligne. Comme j’ai peu de temps, je reviendrais sur les grands principes de la tarification et du rôle de l’actuaire. J’ai ensuite pense qu’une discussion autour du graphique suivant pourrait être intéressante, en particulier sur les deux bornes, inférieure (‘average pricing‘) et supérieure (‘perfect pricing‘)

On finira avec un rapide retour sur les pricing games, pour conclure.