## 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

one Flowers and Spices | 1 |

two In the Beginning | 21 |

three From Rags to Riches | 37 |

four The Bankers Secretary | 55 |

seven Disco Dancers and Strobe Lights | 109 |

eight The Overlooked Thesis | 125 |

nine Another Pioneer | 137 |

eleven Accounting for Randomness | 161 |

thirteen The Utility ofLogarithms | 181 |

fourteen The Nobelists | 195 |

fifteen The Three Musketeers | 211 |

seventeen The Harder They Fall | 241 |

eighteen The Long Tail | 255 |

Notes | 263 |

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