Patterns of Beauty in Finance

9 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2012

Date Written: July 1, 2006


Financial modeling is both art and science, fulfilling society’s need to visualize and understand the business system in such a way as to make sense to the human mind. This occasional paper pragmatically traces the art and science of financial modeling from patterns to geometric constructs that practitioners and theoreticians view as works of beauty.

Keywords: finance, beauty, modeling, modelling algorithms, patterns

JEL Classification: A11, A12, A3, B31, B41, C50

Suggested Citation

McKibbin, William J., Patterns of Beauty in Finance (July 1, 2006). Available at SSRN: or

William J. McKibbin (Contact Author)

McKibbinUSA LLC ( email )

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Suite 3A
State College, PA 16801
United States

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