## Pricing the Future: Finance, Physics, and the 300-year Journey to the Black-Scholes EquationOptions have been traded for hundreds of years, but investment decisions were based on gut feelings until the Nobel Prize–winning discovery of the Black-Scholes options pricing model in 1973 ushered in the era of the “quants.” Wall Street would never be the same. In |

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User Review - Jane Doe - KirkusMathematician and financial economist Szpiro (Numbers Rule: The Vexing Mathematics of Democracy, From Plato to the Present, 2010, etc.) chronicles the co-evolution of modern finance, physics and ... Read full review

### Contents

TWO In the Beginning | |

THREE From Rags to Riches | |

FOUR The Bankers Secretary | |

FIVE The Spurned Professor | |

SEVEN Disco Dancers and Strobe Lights | |

EIGHT The Overlooked Thesis | |

TEN Measuring the Immeasurable | |

ELEVEN Accounting for Randomness | |

THIRTEEN The Utility of Logarithms | |

FIFTEEN The Three Musketeers | |

SIXTEEN The Higher They Climb | |

EIGHTEEN The Fat Tails | |

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Pricing the Future: Finance, Physics, and the 300-year Journey to the Black ... George G. Szpiro No preview available - 2011 |