Benoit Mandelbrot (1924-2010): A Greek Among Romans

History of Economic Ideas, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 1-13, April 2011

6 Pages Posted: 13 May 2011

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Fernando Estrada

Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Finanzas, Gobierno y Relaciones Internacionales

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Date Written: April 1, 2011

Abstract

Posthumous tributes to Benoit Mandelbrot (1924-2010) have highlighted his remarkable influence on the natural sciences, from geometry to meteorology, to theories with non-Euclidean spaces and geospatial models approach. Mandelbrot culminates a series of major thinkers going back to classical Greece: a Greek among Romans

Keywords: Mandelbrot, Fractals, Finance, Financial Markets, Epistemology, Thomas Kuhn

JEL Classification: G, G1, G14, B, B1, B10, B4, D7, B41

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Estrada, Fernando, Benoit Mandelbrot (1924-2010): A Greek Among Romans (April 1, 2011). History of Economic Ideas, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 1-13, April 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1835763

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