Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Dizzy from numbers

Tonight I'm hard at work on a piece of research on life insurance in India. Dizzying.  3 million agents, 45 million policies a year, somewhat different numbering system:  "755 lakh crore Rs" = 755 * 100,000 * 10,000,000, and then divide by 45 to make it dollars.

And then to top it all off the statistics come from different places and they don't all make sense together, so you've got to figure out how they all fit. It's enough to drive you bonkers.

1 comment:

David Lange said...

add to this the fact that the actuarial tables will NEVER be able to accurately capture the millions upon millions of Indians who are undocumented and living in extreme poverty and you'll be even more dizzy...good luck.