The rise of the quants Marschak, Sharpe, Black, Scholes and Merton by Colin Read

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York .

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  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History,
  • Finance,
  • Economists,
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics,
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory,
  • Economics,
  • Securities,
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Insurance / Risk Assessment & Management,
  • History

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Book details

StatementColin Read
LC ClassificationsHG171 .R339 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25355781M
ISBN 109780230274174
LC Control Number2012022276

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Read available from Rakuten Kobo. The third book in the Great Minds in Finance series examines the pricing of securities and the risk/reward trade off thr Brand: Palgrave Macmillan UK. 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, answering the question 'how do we measure risk?'.

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Scott Patterson is a staff reporter at the Wall Street Journal. The book expands on The Quants to show how the rise algorithmic trading, artificial intelligence bots, and high-frequency trading have rigged the current stock market.

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