Lifetime Achievement Award - Robert Jarrow


There was a time, during the 1970s, when a stroll along the corridors of the economics department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was likely to have resulted in an encounter with a current or future luminary of finance: Robert Merton, Franco Modigliani or Paul Samuelson, to name but a few. Between them, this cohort of MIT professors and their students came to define much of what we now view as modern financial theory.

One of them was Robert Jarrow, at the time a PhD student at

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