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Description - Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance by Perry Mehrling

Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance explores Fischer Black's intellectual journey from Harvard to the offices of ADL, from the University of Chicago to MIT, and then to Goldman Sachs. Years of research and interviews with Black's business and academic associates, as well as family and friends, are distilled into a scholarly yet personal story of the formation and development of the extraordinary mind and unique character of this unassuming renegade. This poignant book tells the story of one man's intellectual adventure at the very center of modern finance. It is a story about the birth of quantitative finance and financial engineering. It is also the story about the continuing human quest to defeat the "dark forces of time and ignorance," as John Maynard Keynes famously put it.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471457329
ISBN-10: 0471457329
Format: Hardback
(233mm x 161mm x 33mm)
Pages: 374
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Perry Mehrling

PERRY MEHRLING is Professor of Economics at Barnard College of Columbia University. He holds a PhD from Harvard University and is the author of The Money Interest and the Public Interest: American Monetary Thought, 1920 1970. Dr. Mehrling's specialty is the study of financial theory and the history of economics.

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