Economists Robert Merton and Myron Scholes won the 1997 Nobel Prize in economics. Their formula for evaluating stock options laid the ground work for risk-management in modern financial markets. Nasim Taleb, a professor at New York University and a hedge fund owner, wants their prize revoked. Taleb tells Renee Montagne that their formula doesn't work.
Professor Wants Pairs' 1997 Nobel Revoked
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