Bachelier's Doctoral thesis, which introduced for the first time a mathematical model of Brownian motion and its use for valuing stock options , is historically the first paper to use advanced mathematics in the study of finance. Thus, Bachelier is considered as the forefather of mathematical finance and a pioneer in the study of stochastic processes. Bachelier was born in Le Havre. His father was a wine merchant and amateur scientist , and the vice-consul of Venezuela at Le Havre. His mother was the daughter of an important banker who was also a writer of poetry books. During this time Bachelier gained a practical acquaintance with the financial markets.
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Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. Bachelier Published Economics. The influences which determine the movements of the Stock Exchange are innumerable. Events past, present or even anticipated, often showing no apparent connection with its fluctuations, yet have repercussions on its course.
Beside fluctuations from, as it were, natural causes, artificial causes are also involved. The Stock Exchange acts upon itself and its current movement is a function not only of earlier fluctuations, but also of the present market position. Save to Library. Create Alert. Launch Research Feed. Share This Paper. Citations Publications citing this paper.
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