Robert C. Merton and the Science of Finance: A Collection

June 18 2020 | Biographical, General News
Robert C. Merton, 1997 Nobel Prize winner in economics, has been at the forefront of research on many topics in financial economics. In this publication, leading researchers explain Merton’s impact on financial theory and practice.

The Extraordinary Career of Nobel Prize Winner Robert C. Merton

June 18 2020 | Biographical, Interviews
Interview that appeared in Prof. Merton's high school alma mater's newspaper.

Robert C. Merton and the Science of Finance

December 2019 | Biographical, Interviews
Starting with his 1970 doctoral dissertation and continuing to today, Robert C. Merton has revolutionized the theory and practice of finance. In 1997, Merton shared a Nobel Prize in Economics “for a new method to determine the value of derivatives.” His contributions to the science of finance, however, go far beyond that. In this article Dr. Zvi Bodie describes Merton's main contributions.