Harry Markowitz: Selected Works (Nobel Laureate)

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Harry M Markowitz received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1990 for his pioneering work in portfolio theory. He also received the von Neumann Prize from the Institute of Management Science and the Operations Research Institute of America in 1989 for his work in portfolio theory, sparse matrices and the SIMSCRIPT computer language. While Dr Markowitz is well-known for his work on portfolio theory, his work on sparse matrices remains an essential part of linear optimization calculations. In addition, he designed and developed SIMSCRIPT — a computer programming language. SIMSCRIPT has been widely used for simulations of systems such as air transportation and communication networks.This book consists of a collection of Dr Markowitz’s most important works in these three fields.

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Harry M. Markowitz is a Nobel Laureate and the father of Modern Portfolio Theory. He divides his time between consulting and teaching as an adjunct professor at the Rady School of Management at the University of California at San Diego.

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Harry Markowitz s creative mind made so many contributions to the scientific fields of financial markets, operations research and computer science, inspiring and empowering scientists and business professionals in the whole world. Simulation community and programming language designers, will find in the Chapter Four of this book interesting facts about the creation and evolution of SIMSCRIPT programming language, whose lifetime spans more than four decades. Its basic language concepts and compiler design approach originally defined by Harry Markowitz , have withstood the test of time and have become the core of today s modular object-oriented simulation package SIMSCRIPT III, which encompasses graphics, IDE SimStudio and is used world-wide for modeling and simulation. --Ana Marjanski, Head of the Technical Department, CACI Products Company, USA

This comprehensive anthology intelligently groups the rich body of writings by Harry Markowitz into chapters corresponding to his brilliant professional and scholarly career. Beyond offering an impressive collection of contributions, each chapter opens with a commentary on its contents, thereby adding philosophical and historical perspective to the subject matter. The book deserves the attention (and a prominent place on the bookshelf) of all investment scientists, operations researchers, and historians of economic science. --Richard W Cottle, Stanford University, USA

As the founder of modern investment theory, Harry Markowitz has continued to move the field forward with one groundbreaking study after another over an amazing span of years. This volume is an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to learn what modern investment theory is all about! --Martin Leibowitz, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley -- Research, USA

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