This year, MIT Sloan celebrates the 40th anniversary of the publication of the pioneering articles on pricing options and other derivatives by Black and Scholes (1973) and Merton (1973). Over 300 alumni, students, and guests joined us on October 2, 2013 at the Wong Auditorium for a Fireside Chat featuring Nobel Laureates Robert C. Merton and Myron S. Scholes for a candid conversation, moderated by Stewart C. Myers, Robert C. Merton (1970) Professor of Finance, where they reflected on their work and the impact of the option pricing model. This event provided a unique opportunity to hear the personal accounts of Merton and Scholes from over 40 years ago to present day as well as some of their thoughts on the future.
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