Louis Bachelier on the Centenary of Théorie de la Spéculation

@article{Courtault2000LouisBO,
  title={Louis Bachelier on the Centenary of Th{\'e}orie de la Sp{\'e}culation},
  author={Jean Michel Courtault and Yuri Kabanov and Bernard Bru and Pierre Cr{\'e}pel and Isabelle Lebon and Arnaud Le Marchand},
  journal={Mathematical Finance},
  year={2000},
  volume={10}
}
Written on the occasion of the centenary of Louis Bachelier's 1900 PhD thesis “Theorie de la speculation”, this paper puts Bachelier into a historical perspective. It explains his role as a pioneer in both mathematical finance and probability theory, and it also gives a careful account of Bachelier's difficult personal and scientific career. This includes a discussion of Poincare's report on the PhD thesis (the report itself with an English translation is reproduced in the appendix), and an… 

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