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Pioneers of financial economics

Author: Poitras, Geoffrey Publisher: Edward Elgar , 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: Graphs/Ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781845423810Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and indexContents Note: Vol.1 "Contributions prior to Irving Fisher", 274 p.
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Includes bibliographical references and index

Vol.1 "Contributions prior to Irving Fisher", 274 p.


Pioneers of Financial Economics Volume 1 Contents List of figures List of tables List of contributors Acknowledgements Introduction Geoffrey Poitras PART I THE HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL BACKGROUND 1 Commercial arithmetic, theology and the intellectual foundations of Jacob Bernoulli's Art of Conjecturing Edith Dudley Sylla 2 Isaac Le Maire and the early trading in Dutch East India Company shares J.G. van Dillen, Geoffrey Poitras and Asha Majithia 3 Joseph de la Vega and the Confusion de confusiones Jose Luis Cardoso PART II EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY CONTRIBUTIONS 4 Life annuity valuation: from de Witt and Halley to de Moivre and Simpson Geoffrey Poitras 5 John Law: financial innovator Antoin E. Murphy 6 Duvillard's Recherches sur les rentes (1787) and the modified internal rate of return: a comparative analysis Yuri Biondi, translated by Jeff d'Avignon and Geoffrey Poitras PART III THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY 'SCIENCE OF FINANCIAL INVESTMENTS' vii viii ix x 1 11 45 64 79 100 116 7 Rational investors, informative prices: the emergence of the 'science of financial investments' and the random walk hypothesis 149 Alex Preda 8 Economic instruments and theory in the construction of Henri Lefèvre's 'science of the stock market' Franck Jovanovic 9 A nineteenth-century random walk: Jules Regnault and the origins of scientific financial economics Franck Jovanovic PART IV EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY CONTRIBUTIONS 169 191 10 Louis Bachelier Robert W Dimand and Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh 11 Vincenz Bronzin's option pricing theory: contents, contribution and background Heinz Zimmermann and Wolfgang Hafner Index 225 238 265

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