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Models behaving badly : why confusing illusion with reality can lead to disaster, on Wall Street and in life

Author: Emanuel Derman
Publisher: Chichester, U.K. : Wiley, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Emanuel Derman was a quantitative analyst (Quant) at Goldman Sachs, one of the financial engineers whose mathematical models became crucial for Wall Street. Here, he describes his experiences as a physicist on Wall Street, the models quants generated, the benefits they brought and the problems, practical and ethical, they caused.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Emanuel Derman; Emanuel Derman
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emanuel Derman
ISBN: 9781119944683 1119944686 9781119944690 1119944694 1119967163 9781119967163
OCLC Number: 769188932
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: A foolish consistency --
Metaphors, models and theories --
The absolute --
The sublime --
The inadequate --
Breaking the cycle.
Responsibility: Emanuel Derman.

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'Powerful' Gillian Tett, Financial Times 'Ranging wittily across philosophy, literature and the arcane world of high finance, Derman's argument is a heady mix of physics, economics and memoir' Nature Read more...

 
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