The Efficient Market Hypothesists: Bachelier, Samuelson, Fama, Ross, Tobin and Shiller

Hardcover | December 15, 2012

byColin Read

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Describes the lives, theories, and legacies of six great minds in finance who changed the way we look at financial markets and equilibrium. Bachelier, Samuelson, Fama, Ross, Tobin, and Shiller; proponents and critics of the market efficiency theories who redefined modern finance, creating the foundation on which all financial analysis rests.

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Describes the lives, theories, and legacies of six great minds in finance who changed the way we look at financial markets and equilibrium. Bachelier, Samuelson, Fama, Ross, Tobin, and Shiller; proponents and critics of the market efficiency theories who redefined modern finance, creating the foundation on which all financial analysis ...

COLIN READ is Professor of Economics and Finance, former dean of the School of Business and Economics at SUNY College at Plattsburgh, USA, and a columnist for the Plattsburgh New York Press Republican newspaper. He has a PhD in Economics, JD in Law, MBA, Masters of Taxation, and has taught Environmental and Energy Economics and Financ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 8.4 × 5.6 × 0.8 inPublished:December 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Great Minds in Finance Series
Preamble
Introduction 
PART I: LOUIS BACHELIER – THE FIRST PHYSICIST FINANCIAL THEORIST
Louis Bachelier - The Early Years
The Times
The Theory
Discussion and Applications - Einstein and Bachelier
Life and Legacy
PART II: PAUL SAMUELSON'S RANDOM WALK
Paul Samuelson - The Early Years
The Times
The Theory
Discussion and Applications
The Nobel Prize, Life and Legacy
PART III: EUGENE FAMA'S EFFICIENT MARKET HYPOTHESIS
Eugene Fama - The Early Years
The Times
The Theory
Discussion and Applications
Career and Legacy 
PART IV: STEPHEN ROSS AND ARBITRAGE PRICING THEORY
Stephen Alan Ross - the Early Years
The Times
The Theory
Discussion and Applications
Career and Legacy 
PART V: JAMES TOBIN AND A NEW POLICY
James Tobin - The Early Years
The Times
The Theory
Discussion and Applications
The Nobel Prize, Life, and Legacy 
PART VI: ROBERT SCHILLER AND IRRATIONAL EXUBERANCE
Robert Shiller - The Early Years
The Times
The Theory
Discussion and Applications
Career and Legacy
PART VII: WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED
Combined Contributions
Conclusions
Glossary
Index
Endnotes