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. 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 393,974 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Robert C. Merton is the 140th most popular economist (up from 149th in 2019), the 2,002nd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,121st in 2019) and the 46th most popular American Economist.

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Among economists, Robert C. Merton ranks 140 out of 315Before him are William F. Sharpe, Joan Robinson, Clive Granger, Edward C. Prescott, Robert J. Shiller, and Lucas Papademos. After him are Kenneth E. Boulding, Ernst Engel, James Mirrlees, Bingu wa Mutharika, Michael Spence, and Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

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Among people born in 1944, Robert C. Merton ranks 122Before him are Ashraf Marwan, Kelly Bishop, Rexhep Meidani, David J. Wineland, Karin Schubert, and Jürgen Grabowski. After him are Alice Walker, John Densmore, Masanobu Izumi, Tommie Smith, Jon Anderson, and Kemal Sunal.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert C. Merton ranks 2,002 out of 15,968Before him are Edie Sedgwick (1943), Ken Wilber (1949), Richard Brooks (1912), W. Eugene Smith (1918), Clara Bow (1905), and Upton Sinclair (1878). After him are Dyanne Thorne (1936), Peter Agre (1949), Don Taylor (1920), Mahalia Jackson (1911), Maria Mitchell (1818), and Eva Mendes (1974).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Robert C. Merton ranks 46Before him are Jim Rogers (1942), Thomas J. Sargent (1943), Robert Reich (1946), William F. Sharpe (1934), Edward C. Prescott (1940), and Robert J. Shiller (1946). After him are Michael Spence (1943), Daniel Ellsberg (1931), Chester Barnard (1886), Frank Knight (1885), Peter Diamond (1940), and Christopher A. Sims (1942).