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An Engine, Not a CameraHow Financial Models Shape Markets$
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Donald Mackenzie

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780262134606

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262134606.001.0001

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Models and Markets

Models and Markets

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(p.243) 9 Models and Markets
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An Engine, Not a Camera
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Donald MacKenzie

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262134606.003.0009

This chapter reveals how financial economic theories and models were developed in various research universities and were applied to financial markets across the United States. It also examines how these models were used to implement certain procedures and changes in the financial markets of the country. The chapter finds that in the 1960s and 1970s, financial researchers studied and referred to works of earlier researchers to develop suitable theories and models for the domestic financial markets. Research students from the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology also played a key role in developing theories and models that significantly influenced market practice within the United States.

Keywords:   financial economics, United States, financial market

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