Dr Aaron Bruhn

Senior Lecturer

Dr Aaron Bruhn is a Senior Lecturer in Actuarial Studies in the Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics. He has a Masters degree by thesis in Mathematics, and a PhD in Actuarial Studies. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and the New Zealand Society of Actuaries.

Prior to joining ANU in 2008, Aaron worked as an actuary and manager in life insurance in New Zealand, and also as a Principal Economic and Financial Adviser for the New Zealand Ministry of Defence. Since joining ANU, he has also maintained part-time actuarial consulting roles.

Aaron has taught a variety of courses at ANU including Introduction to Actuarial Studies, Financial Statistics, Financial Mathematics, Life Contingencies, the Actuarial Control Cycle, and Advanced Insurance. He has supervised over 20 research students, and has been extensively involved in Part III Actuarial Education through the Actuaries Institute since 2008.

 

Research interests

  • Bruhn, A 2018, 'Trust in, trust out - a real cost of sudden and significant financial loss', Accounting and Finance, pp. 1-23.

  • Du, J, Bruhn, A & Whiting, B 2018, 'Observations of supervisors and an actuarial research student on the qualitative research process', Accounting & Finance, vol. Early View, pp. 1-22.

  • Xi, L, Bruhn, A & William, J 2018, 'Extending Financial Literacy to Insurance Literacy – A Survey Approach', Accounting & Finance, vol. Early View, pp. 1-29pp.

  • Bruhn, A 2018, 'Relying on the heuristic of trust – a case study', Accounting & Finance, vol. 59, no. S1.

  • Bruhn, A 2018, 'Comparing Solvency II and Life and General Insurance Capital approaches to capital determination of a life portfolio in the presence of stress scenarios', Annals of Actuarial Science, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 36-66.

  • Du, J, Whiting, B & Bruhn, A 2017, 'Views of Educators on the Education System', Australian Journal of Actuarial Practice, vol. 5, pp. 107-121pp.

  • Bruhn, A, Whiting, B, Browne, B et al 2017, 'Introducing Enterprise Risk Management into the University Classroom: A Case Study', Risk Management and Insurance Review, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 99-131pp.

  • Bruhn, A, Whiting, B, Browne, B et al, eds, 2017, Can Universities hit the mark with specialist actuarial education? An initial ERM Case Study. Actuarial Research Clearing House, ARCH 2017.2, Society of Actuaries.

  • Bruhn, A 2015, 'Personal and social impacts of significant financial loss', Australian Journal of Management, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 459-477.

  • Tang, C, Browne, B & Bruhn, A 2015, 'Valuing Annuities Based on Alternative Mortality Projections', Australian Journal of Actuarial Practice, vol. 3, no. -, pp. 23-33.

  • Bruhn, A, O'Meara, T & Sharma, A 2015, 'Australia's piece of the puzzle - why don't Australians buy annuities?', Australian Journal of Actuarial Practice, vol. 3, pp. 47-57.

  • Huynh, A, Browne, B & Bruhn, A 2014, 'Catastrophic mortality bonds: analysing basis risk and hedge effectiveness', Australian Journal of Actuarial Practice, vol. 1, no. 2014, pp. 45-62.

  • Bruhn, A & Miller, M 2014, 'Lessons about best interests duty', Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 23-44.

  • Browne, B, Bruhn, A & Huynh, A 2013, 'The Geneva Association Potential consequences of pandemic risks', Asia Insurance Review, pp. 62-63.

  • Huynh, A, Bruhn, A & Browne, B 2013, 'A Review of Catastrophic Risks for Life Insurers', Risk Management and Insurance Review, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 233-266.

  • Bruhn, A 2013, 'Aftermath of a Storm', Australian Journal of Financial Planning (e-archive from external publishers), vol. 08, no. Jan 2013, pp. 22-24.

  • O'Meara, T & Bruhn, A 2013, 'Compulsory Annuitisation: A Policy Option for Australia?', Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 5-30.

  • Browne, B, Bruhn, A & Huynh, A 2013, Potential Consequences of Pandemic Risks, Health and Ageing Newsletter, no. 28, April 2013, The Geneva Association, pp. 1-4.

  • Bruhn, A & Higgins, T 2013, 'Barriers to Co-Contribution in Superannuation: a Comparative Assessment of the Financial Benefits of Scheme Participation', The Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 127-144.

  • Han, Y, Higgins, T & Bruhn, A 2012, 'Adequacy of Superannuation', Journal of Financial Advice, pp. 1 - 7.

  • Bruhn, A 2012, 'Surprises from Storm', Journal of Financial Advice, pp. 1 - 5.

  • O'Meara, T & Bruhn, A 2011, 'A brief History of Two Pillars', Journal of Financial Advice, pp. 1 - 8.

  • Cheng, M, Whiting, B & Bruhn, A 2011, 'Trends in mental and nervous disorder claims', Australian Journal of Financial Planning (e-archive from external publishers), vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 46 - 49.

  • Khoo, Y, Bruhn, A & Whiting, B 2011, 'Economic cycles, financial shocks and life insurance - a selected investigation of the Australian experience', Journal of Financial Advice, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 48 - 55.

  • Cheng, M, Whiting, B & Bruhn, A 2011, 'Issues with Insurance of Mental and Nervours Disorders', Journal of Financial Advice, pp. 1-7.

  • Lin, A & Bruhn, A 2011, 'Guaranteed future insurability options', Australian Journal of Financial Planning (e-archive from external publishers), vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 50 - 52.