Professor of Actuarial Science, Risk Management & Insurance, University of Wisconsin Madison,USA
Edward W. (Jed) Frees is a professor in the Risk and Insurance Department of the Wisconsin School of Business. He is the Hickman Larson Chair of Actuarial Science. His research interests are in actuarial science, regression and business forecasting, and panel data.
Frees is a Fellow of both the Society of Actuaries and the American Statistical Association. Frees is the only individual to be a Fellow of both organizations.
Prior to earning his Ph.D., he was employed by M& R Services (a Seattle actuarial and software consulting firm), John Eriksen’s & Partners (a New Zealand actuarial consulting firm), and the United Kingdom’s Government Actuaries Department. In addition, in 1989-1990 he was a visiting principal researcher at the U. S. Bureau of the Census. His home has been UW-Madison since 1983, where he teaches courses in statistics and actuarial science.