Papers and Articles

This page contains links to various papers and articles prepared by Rade T. Musulin, ACAS, MAAA.



What's New

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae (bio), updated as of August 2017.
  • Musulin, Rade, and Nicholson, Jack, Extreme Measures: How the design of the Florida “Cat Fund” fairly and efficiently provides funding for catastrophic hurricane losses, The Actuary, June/July, 2017.
  • Musulin, Rade, Under Water: The U.S. National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorisation, Actuaries Digital, April, 2017.
  • Musulin, Rade, There Will Be Green In Green Consulting, International Association of Consulting Actuaries (IACA) Newsletter, February 2016.
  • Musulin, Rade, Rising Tides Downunder, Actuaries Digital, January, 2016.
  • McAnneney, John; McAnneney, Delphine; Musulin, Rade; Walker, George; and Crompton, Ryan, Government-sponsored natural disaster insurance pools: A view from down-under, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, December, 2015. Please contact me at rmusulin@sprynet.com if you cannot get the paper from the Science Direct website.
  • Musulin, Rade, Rising Tides or see Full Contingencies Magaine containing aticle, Contingncies Magazine, November/December 2015.
  • Walker, George and Musulin, Rade T., The Development of a Formal Framework for Discussing Earthquake Resilience of the Built Enviornment, New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, April, 2015.
  • Walker, George R.; Mason, Matthew S.; Crompton, Ryan P.; and Musulin, Rade T., Application of insurance modelling tools to climate change adaptation decision-making relating to the built environment, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, March, 2015.

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    Curriculum Vitae

    Curriculum Vitae (bio), updated as of August 2017.


    Television Clips

    A.M. Best TV Interview on "Grey Swan" Events, May, 2014.

    MSNBC Interview Before Hurricane Frances, September, 2005.


    Papers & Articles

    Musulin, Rade, and Nicholson, Jack, Extreme Measures: How the design of the Florida “Cat Fund” fairly and efficiently provides funding for catastrophic hurricane losses, The Actuary, June/July, 2017.

    Musulin, Rade, Under Water: The U.S. National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorisation, Actuaries Digital, April, 2017.

    Musulin, Rade, There Will Be Green In Green Consulting, International Association of Consulting Actuaries (IACA) Newsletter, February 2016.

    Musulin, Rade, Rising Tides Downunder, Actuaries Digital, January, 2016.

    McAnneney, John; McAnneney, Delphine; Musulin, Rade; Walker, George; and Crompton, Ryan, Government-sponsored natural disaster insurance pools: A view from down-under, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, December, 2015. Please contact me at rmusulin@sprynet.com if you cannot get the paper from the Science Direct website.

    Musulin, Rade, Rising Tides or see Full Contingencies Magainecontaining aticle, Contingncies Magazine, November/December 2015. This articlke examines hte exposure of governments, particularly the United states, to very large unfunded liabilities for proteecting lives and properties from rising sea levels in coastal areas in cmming decades.

    Walker, George and Musulin, Rade T., The Development of a Formal Framework for Discussing Earthquake Resilience of the Built Enviornment, New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, April, 2015.

    Walker, George R.; Mason, Matthew S.; Crompton, Ryan P.; and Musulin, Rade T., Application of insurance modelling tools to climate change adaptation decision-making relating to the built environment, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, March, 2015.

    Musulin, Rade, Survival Skills, International Association of Consulting Actuaries (IACA) Newsletter, February 2015.

    Walker, George and Musulin, Rade T., Wind Resilience - What Do We Mean By It?, Australasian Wind Engineering Society, February 2015.

    Musulin, Rade T., Demographics, Development, and Disasters (Mandarin Version), Contingencies Magazine, September 2014.

    Musulin, Rade T., Demographics, Development, and Disasters, Contingencies Magazine, September 2014.

    Walker, George and Musulin, Rade T., Disaster Risk Reduction and the Earthquake Code – A Disconnect, Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, March 2014.

    McAneney, J.; Crompton, R.; McAneney, D.; Musulin, R.; Walker, G.; Pielke, R., Market-based Mechanisms for Climate Change Adaptation, National Climate Change Adaption Research Facility (Australia), September 2013.

    Musulin, Rade T., Climate change adaptation and the insurance system, Asia Insurance Review, June, 2013.

    Winspear, N.; Musulin, R.; Sharma, M., Earthquake catastrophe models in disaster response planning, risk mitigation, and financing in developing countries in Asia, Geological Society of London Special Publications, 2012.

    Musulin, R., Sounding Off on Soundness, Actuarial Update, American Academy of Actuaries, May, 2012.

    Musulin, Rade T., Understanding CAT risk in captives, Asia Insurance Review, July, 2011.

    Walker, G. and Musulin, R., Incentives for Mitigation - Who pays, Who benefits?, New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineering, March, 2010.

    Musulin, Rade T., Dealing with the Axis of Financial Destruction: Demographics, Destruction, and Disasters, Proceedings of the Aon Benfield Hazards Conference, September, 2009.

    Musulin, Rade T., Actuarial (R)evolution, Actuary Australia, Actuaries Institute, April, 2008.

    Musulin, Rade T., International Activity Beckons Actuaries Abroad - Australia, Actuarial Update, American Academy of Actuaries, March, 2008.

    Pielke, R.; Gratz, J.; Landsea, C.; Collins, D.; Saunders, M.; and Musulin, R., Normalized Hurricane Damage in the United States: 1900–2005, Natural Hazards Review (American Society of Civil Engineers), February, 2008.

    Musulin, Rade T., Insurance Downunder, Florida Trend Magazine, November, 2006.

    Musulin, R., Do Advanced Catastrophe Models Pull the Plug on Risk Pools?, Actuarial Update, American Academy of Actuaries, September, 2006.

    Musulin, Rade T., Actuarial Soundness" and Public Insurance Entities, Actuarial Update, American Academy of Actuaries, January, 2006.

    Musulin, Rade T., Extreme Weather: Bad Luck or New Norm?, Actuarial Update, American Academy of Actuaries, October, 2005.

    Musulin, Rade T., Technology Alters Loss Forecasting, Actuarial Update, American Academy of Actuaries, August, 2005.

    Musulin, Rade T. and Rollins, John W., Frequency Matters, Best Review Magazine, January, 2005.

    Musulin, Rade T. and Grawe, George Regulatory Improvement for Florida Consumers: A Proposal to Benefit Consumers and Bring More Capacity to the Market, Submission to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, March, 2004.

    Musulin, Rade T., Terrorism Coverage: Economic Security Is Important, Too, Florida Underwriter, February, 2003. Discusses issues surrounding the Federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.

    Musulin, Rade T., Let's Give Credit Where Credit is Due, National Underwriter, August 26, 2002.

    Musulin, Rade T., Terrorism Cover: An Axis of Uncertainty, National Underwriter, March 4, 2002.

    Musulin, Rade T., Sound Bites and Fuzzy Math, Contingencies Magazine, American Academy of Actuaries, November, 2001.

    Musulin, Rade T., Courting Natural Disaster, Actuarial Update, American Academy of Actuaries, September, 2001.

    Musulin, Rade T. and Rollins, John W., Optimizing a Multi-Season Catastrophe Program With Public and Private Components, Casualty Actuarial Society Forum, Summer, 2001. The paper was selected as one of two winners of the Reinsurance Call Paper Prize.

    Musulin, Rade T., Would a Federal Role in Disaster Protection be a Catastrophe?, Contingencies Magazine, American Academy of Actuaries, November, 2000.

    Pielke Jr.; Roger A.; Landsea, Christopher W.; Musulin, Rade T.; and Downton, Mary, Evaluation of Catastrophe Models Using a Normalized Historical Record: Why it is needed and how to do it, Journal of Insurance Regulation, Winter, 1999.

    Musulin, Rade T., Taming the Big Cats, Best's Review Magazine, March, 1999.

    Musulin, Rade T., Can Our Children Afford Affordable Property Insurance?, Emphasis Magazine, Tillinghast-Towers Perrin, Summer, 1997, pp. 2-6.

    Musulin, Rade T., Issues in the Regulatory Acceptance of Computer Modeling for Property Insurance Ratemaking, Journal of Insurance Regulation, Spring, 1997, pp. 342-359. This paper won the Spencer Kimball Award for the best paper of 1997 in the JIR. The NAIC President Pomeroy presented the award at the NAIC Summer Meeting in Boston, June, 1998. NAIC Article and Photo of Presentation.

    Musulin, Rade T., Review of “Measuring and Managing Catastrophe Risk”, Journal of Actuarial Practice, Summer, 1996.