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Aaron Tenenbein

Aaron Tenenbein

Joined Stern 1969

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 8-50
New York, NY 10012

E-mail atenenbe@stern.nyu.edu
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Aaron Tenenbein is a Professor of Statistics and is both the Faculty Director of the Executive MBA Program and Director of the Actuarial Science Program at New York University Stern School of Business. Professor Tenenbein teaches courses in Mathematics of Investment, Introduction to the Theory of Probability, Statistics and Data Analysis, and Life Contingencies.

Professor Tenenbein's research areas include sample surveys, simulation methodology, fixed income instruments, and statistical methods in risk management and actuarial science. His research has appeared in many journals including the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Transactions of the Society of Actuaries, the Journal of Advertising Research, the American Statistician, Biometrics, Technometrics, the North American Actuarial Journal and the Journal of Applied Probability.

Professor Tenenbein has provided consulting services to such organizations as Chemical Bank, the Equitable Life Assurance Society of America, Metropolitan Life, the First Boston Corporation, IBM, J.P. Morgan, Simmons Market Research Bureau, Standard and Poors, KPMG, and the Municipal Bond Insurance Association (MBIA). He has also provided expert witness testimony on age discrimination cases, the determination of television ratings, and the forecasting of sales of computer software.

Professor Tenenbein is a teaching excellence fellow and has won many teaching awards, including the New York University Distinguished Teaching Medal, and the Stern Executive MBA Award for Excellence in Teaching. He was elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association for his lifelong contributions to the Statistics profession. He is also an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Professor Tenenbein joined NYU Stern after receiving his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in statistics from Harvard University. He holds a bachelor of science in Mathematics and Actuarial Science from the University of Manitoba.

Research Interests

  • Sampling techniques
  • Simulation methodology
  • Application of statistical techniques to actuarial science
  • Fixed income research

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to the Theory of Probability
  • Life Contingencies
  • Mathematics of Investment
  • Statistics and Data Analysis

Academic Background

Ph.D., Statistics, 1969

M.A., Statistics, 1967

B.S., Mathematics & Actuarial Science, 1965
University of Manitoba

Areas of Expertise


  • Insurance

Information, Operations & Management Sciences

  • Actuarial Science
  • Risk Management
  • Statistics