Robert C. Merton

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Robert C. Merton

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. In 1993 Merton co-founded hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert C. Merton has received more than 315,476 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 149th most popular economist.

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Among economists, Robert C. Merton ranks 149 out of 288Before him are Peter Diamond, Daniel McFadden, Benedetto Cotrugli, Gustav von Schmoller, Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi, and Frank Knight. After him are Daniel Ellsberg, James Heckman, Kenneth E. Boulding, Bengt Holmström, Alfred Weber, and Jacques Attali.

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Among people born in 1944, Robert C. Merton ranks 132Before him are Tommie Smith, Carlos Pace, Mordechai Spiegler, Michelle Phillips, James Michel, and Frank Oz. After him are John Entwistle, John Densmore, James Heckman, Agnes Baltsa, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, and Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert C. Merton ranks 2,121 out of 12,171Before him are Nick Holonyak (1928), John Kennedy Toole (1937), Christa McAuliffe (1948), Susan Atkins (1948), J. J. Abrams (1966), and Djuna Barnes (1892). After him are Beau Bridges (1941), Doc Holliday (1851), Jimmy Doolittle (1896), Leonard Kleinrock (1934), DeForest Kelley (1920), and Howlin' Wolf (1910).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Robert C. Merton ranks 52Before him are Robert J. Shiller (1946), Robert F. Engle (1942), Jeremy Rifkin (1945), Peter Diamond (1940), Daniel McFadden (1937), and Frank Knight (1885). After him are Daniel Ellsberg (1931), James Heckman (1944), Roger Myerson (1951), Mancur Olson (1932), John Bates Clark (1847), and Eric Maskin (1950).