Watts and Associates, Inc. - Economic Consultants
Crop Insurance Division
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.
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