Praise for FISCHER BLACK AND THE REVOLUTIONARY IDEA OFFINANCE
"The story of Fischer Black. . . . is remarkable both because ofthe creativity of the man and because of the revolution he broughtto Wall Street. . . . Mehrling's book is fascinating."
"A fascinating history of things we take for granted in oureveryday financial lives."
—THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Mehrling's book is essential reading for anyone interested inthe development of modern finance or the life of an idiosyncraticcreative genius."
"Fischer Black was more than a vital force in the development offinance theory. He was also a character. Perry Mehrling hascaptured both sides of the picture: the evolution of thinking aboutthe pricing of risk and time, as well as the thinkers, especiallythis fascinating eccentric, who worked it out."
—ROBERT M. SOLOW, Nobel laureate and InstituteProfessor of Economics, Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology
"Although I worked closely with Fischer for nine years atGoldman Sachs and clearly recognized both his genius and thebreadth and originality of his ideas, until I read this book, I hadonly the vaguest grasp of the source of his inspiration and nounderstanding at all of the source of his manyidiosyncrasies."
—BOB LITTERMAN, Partner, Kepos Capital
"Perry Mehrling has done a remarkable job of tracing theintellectual and personal development of one of the most originaland complex thinkers of our generation. Fischer Black deserved it:a charming and brilliant book about a charming and brilliantman."
—ROBERT E. LUCAS JR., Nobel laureate and Professor ofEconomics, The University of Chicago
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