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Made to Measure Is the Best Fit for Future Pensions

January 6, 2006 | Life-Cycle Savings/Investment | Paper
"Made to Measure Is the Best Fit for Future Pensions." Op-Ed. The Financial Times, January 6, 2006.

Paul Samuelson and Financial Economics

Fall 2006 | Miscellaneous | Paper
Merton, Robert C. “Paul Samuelson and Financial Economics.” American Economist 50, no. 2 (fall 2006): 262-300.

Paul Samuelson and Financial Economics

2006 | Miscellaneous | Book Chapter
Merton, Robert C. “Paul Samuelson and Financial Economics.” In Samuelsonian Economics and the Twenty-First Century, edited by Michael Szenberg, Lall Ramrattan and Aron Gottesman. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Do a Firm’s Equity Returns Reflect the Risk of Its Pension Plan?

July 2006 | Risk Management/Stocks | Paper
Jin, Li, Robert C. Merton, and Zvi Bodie. "Do a Firm's Equity Returns Reflect the Risk of Its Pension Plan?" Journal of Financial Economics 81, no. 1 (July 2006): 1-26.

A New Framework for Analyzing and Managing Macrofinancial Risks of An Economy

October 2006 | Risk Management/Stocks | Paper
Gray, Dale F., Robert C. Merton, and Zvi Bodie. "A New Framework for Analyzing and Managing Macrofinancial Risks of An Economy." Harvard Business School Working Paper, No. 07-026, 2006. (Also NBER Working Paper Series, No. 12637.)

The Derivatives Sourcebook. Foundations and Trends in Finance

2006 | Derivatives/Options | Book
Lim, Terence, Andrew W. Lo, Robert C. Merton, and Myron S. Scholes. The Derivatives Sourcebook. Foundations and Trends in Finance. Now Publishers, 2006.

The Design of Financial Systems: Towards a Synthesis of Function and Structure

March 2005 | Financial Engineering | Paper
Merton, Robert C., and Zvi Bodie. "The Design of Financial Systems: Towards a Synthesis of Function and Structure" Journal of Investment Management 3, no. 1 (First Quarter 2005): 1-23. (Was Harvard Business School Working Paper No. 02-074, 2002.) (Reprinted in Chinese in Journal of Comparative Studies, Issue 17, March 2005.)