TITLE

The Cowles Commission and Foundation on the Functioning of Financial Markets from Irving Fisher and Alfred Cowles to Harry Markowitz and James Tobin

AUTHOR(S)
Dimand, Robert W.
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences Humaines;2009, Issue 20, p79
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the crucial role of the Cowles Commission for Research in Economics and its successor the Cowles Foundation on the emergence of modern financial economics. It notes that Cowles Commission was founded by Alfred Cowles 3rd in the wake of the Wall Street crash of 1929, along with the eminent contribution of Irving Fisher. It also discusses the significant involvement of James Tobin and Harry Markowitz in the development of financial economics at the Cowles Commission.
ACCESSION #
43306001

 

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