Merton, Robert C. "Analytical Optimal Control Theory as Applied to Stochastic and Non-Stochastic Economics" Ph.D. diss., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970.
Merton, Robert C. “A Dynamic General Equilibrium Model of the Asset Market and Its Application to the Pricing of the Capital Structure of the Firm.” MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper Series, No. 497-70, December 1970. (Chapter 11 in Continuous-Time Finance.)
Merton, Robert C. “Lifetime Portfolio Selection under Uncertainty: The Continuous-Time Case.” The Review of Economics and Statistics 51 (August 1969): 247-257. (Chapter II of Ph.D. dissertation; Chapter 4 in Continuous-Time Finance.)
Merton, Robert C. “A Golden Golden-Rule for Welfare-Maximization in an Economy with a Varying Population Growth Rate.” Western Economic Journal 4 (December 1969): 307-318. (Chapter III of Ph.D. dissertation.)
Samuelson, Paul A., and Robert C. Merton. “A Complete Model of Warrant Pricing that Maximizes Utility.” Industrial Management Review 10 (winter 1969): 17-46. (Chapter IV of Ph.D. dissertation; Chapter 7 in Continuous-Time Finance.)
Merton, Robert C. "An Empirical Investigation of the Samuelson Rational Warrant Pricing Theory." 1969 (Chapter V in Ph.D. dissertation; Class paper, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, spring 1969.)
Merton, Robert C. "Restrictions on Rational Option Pricing: A Set of Arbitrage Conditions." Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1968. Mimeo.