John Kuhling - Practicing Actuary / Research Analyst III


  • M.S. Applied Economics from Montana State University, Bozeman;
  • Completed the P, FM, MLC, MFE, and C actuarial exams;
  • Proficiency programming in SQL, R, VB.NET, and FORTRAN languages;
  • Skilled in econometric modeling, predictive modeling, risk pricing, sensitivity analysis, and data mining;
  • Primary Rating Actuary for over 15 crop insurance development efforts;
  • Extensive knowledge of RMA actuarial procedures;
  • Substantial familiarity with RMA, NASS, and other agricultural data sources;
  • Over 12 years of experience modeling agricultural production and price risk;
  • Considerable experience using the W&A mapping tools to examine spatial effects of rating models, particularly with the W&A fine granular weather data and area-level yield data;
  • Principal author of W&A's real time rating for weather derivatives and weather risk analysis tools; and
  • Developed predictive models which can be used to analyze crop insurance portfolios.