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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.

MIT GCFP 5th Annual Conference

November 10 2018 | General News
“2008 Financial Crisis: A Ten-Year Review” was a major event marking the anniversary of the 2008 global financial crisis. In conjunction with Annual Review of Financial Economics and New York University, the 5th Annual GCFP Conference was a two-day invitation-only event. Presenters including Ben Bernanke, Douglas Diamond, Robert Engle, Tim Geithner, Mervyn King, Deborah Lucas, and Jean-Claude Trichet provided personal accounts of the events and what they taught us. The conference, which took place in New York City on November 8-9, 2018, was the singular event marking the 10th anniversary of the 2008 financial crisis.

Merton Awarded Ca’ Foscari Honorary Fellowship

September 2018 | General News
Membro Onorario del Corpo Accademico, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice