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The main problem with your questions is —I think— not the subject but their form.
If you take the time to browse existing, non-closed questions you will immediately notice that they are not at all similar to your
Interested in any information on optimizing the stop-loss reinsurance and optimization criteria. Interesting articles, links and literature.
which reads like a telegraph message, and does not contain even one complete sentence.
Mariano-
It's a little hard to be sure about the topic because the questions are so vague and poorly written, but I think there is a pretty reasonable case that the OP is not asking about pure mathematics at a level appropriate to MO. A search on MathSciNet turns up plenty of articles with "stop-loss" somewhere in them, but essentially all are in journals that do not seem to be pure mathematics (MathSciNet, rightly, has a broad policy about what it indexes). Not to mention that "someone wrote an article about it in pure mathematics at some point" is necessary, but far from sufficient condition for being MO appropriate.
Mariano, some people still pay or bandwidth usage! ;-)
I don't think it has been decided that MO is only for pure mathematics.
That's fair; I was running off to teach and didn't write as carefully as I should have. That said, I think there does have to be some cutoff at which we say "I won't argue about whether it's mathematics, but it's not part of the bailiwick of MO." I think it's quite important that we stick to questions with research-level mathematical content. That doesn't mean that they have to be purely mathematical in nature, but if we're talking about a topic where many of the papers are in Insurance: Mathematics and Economics then it's not unreasonable to think we've gotten to the other side of that line.
> in the end of applied mathematics not interested in proving theorems >
If someone does not care about proofs, I am not interested in addressing his or her questions. All the applied mathematicians I know are interested in proofs even if they have to come up with (usually tentative) answers that are not proved to be correct. If the "I don't care about having a proof" crowd takes over, I am out of here.
My view is consistent with Gil's even if the emphasis in my post is different.
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