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Robert C. Merton

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Robert Cox Merton (born July 31, 1944) is an American economist, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences laureate, and professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, known for his pioneering contributions to continuous-time finance, especially the first continuous-time option pricing model, the Black–Scholes–Merton model. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert C. Merton has received more than 434,507 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Robert C. Merton is the 139th most popular economist (up from 140th in 2019), the 1,803rd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,001st in 2019) and the 46th most popular American Economist.

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Among economists, Robert C. Merton ranks 139 out of 315Before him are Robert Reich, Ernest Mandel, Clive Granger, Walt Whitman Rostow, Joan Robinson, and Bingu wa Mutharika. After him are Angus Deaton, Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play, Jeremy Rifkin, Ernst Engel, James Mirrlees, and William F. Sharpe.

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Among people born in 1944, Robert C. Merton ranks 116Before him are Salvador Sánchez Cerén, Chico Buarque, Kiri Te Kanawa, Nana Akufo-Addo, Rolf M. Zinkernagel, and Rexhep Meidani. After him are Ashraf Marwan, Patrice Chéreau, Andris Bērziņš, Christian Boltanski, Jan-Michael Vincent, and Albert Hammond.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert C. Merton ranks 1,803 out of 18,182Before him are Kate Capshaw (1953), Stevie Nicks (1948), Fred Durst (1970), Billy Dee Williams (1937), Venus Williams (1980), and Henry Norris Russell (1877). After him are Mitt Romney (1947), Ralph Macchio (1961), Saul Kripke (1940), Arthur Danto (1924), Robert Moog (1934), and Ira Levin (1929).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Robert C. Merton ranks 46Before him are Robert Fogel (1926), Edward C. Prescott (1940), Michael Spence (1943), Jim Rogers (1942), Robert Reich (1946), and Walt Whitman Rostow (1916). After him are Jeremy Rifkin (1945), William F. Sharpe (1934), Christopher A. Sims (1942), John Bates Clark (1847), Daniel McFadden (1937), and James Heckman (1944).