The Rise of the Quants: Marschak, Sharpe, Black, Scholes and Merton

Hardcover | July 17, 2012

byColin Read

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The third book in the Great Minds in Finance series examines the pricing of securities and the risk/reward trade off through the legends, contribution, and legacies of Jacob Marschak, William Sharpe, Fischer Black and Myron Scholes, and Robert Merton, influencing both theory and practice, enabling the question of how do we measure risk?

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The third book in the Great Minds in Finance series examines the pricing of securities and the risk/reward trade off through the legends, contribution, and legacies of Jacob Marschak, William Sharpe, Fischer Black and Myron Scholes, and Robert Merton, influencing both theory and practice, enabling the question of how do we measure risk...

COLIN READ is a 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 Fina...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.84 × 5.67 × 0.73 inPublished:July 17, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023027417X

ISBN - 13:9780230274174

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Table of Contents

Preface to the SeriesIntroductionA Roadmap to Resolve the Big QuestionsPART I:JACOB MARSCHAKThe Early Years The Times The TheoryApplicationsLife and LegacyPART II: WILLIAM FORSYTH SHARPE, JOHN LINTNER, JAN MOSSIN, AND JACK TREYNORThe Early YearsThe TimesThe TheoryApplicationsThe Nobel Prize, Life, and LegacyPART III:FISCHER BLACK AND MYRON SCHOLESThe Early YearsThe TimesThe TheoryApplicationsThe Nobel Prize, Life, and LegacyPART IV: ROBERT MERTONThe Early YearsThe TimesThe TheoryApplications

The Nobel Prize, Life, and LegacyPART V: WHAT WE HAVE LEARNEDCombined Contributions Conclusions GlossaryIndex Endnotes