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by Paul
September 6th, 2001, 7:16 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: How to fall
Replies: 8
Views: 190567

How to fall

<t>We bought that book for my son's birthday, he loved it!How to fall?Plan A: Panic. This is the Metalgesellschaft approach. Throw away all positions, even if they have positive value. Can be costly. How about the opposite?Plan B: The Ostrich. Hide your head in the sand and hope the problem goes awa...
by Paul
September 6th, 2001, 7:06 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ranking FE/MathFinance in the world
Replies: 22
Views: 192709

Ranking FE/MathFinance in the world

The toughest real problems are the ones hardest to formulate, and best solved using the simplest maths.P
by Paul
September 5th, 2001, 2:15 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Interested in something different?
Replies: 22
Views: 192732

Interested in something different?

"Publish and be damned!" Heads you lose, tails you lose.P
by Paul
September 4th, 2001, 3:59 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Who's Publishing What and Where?
Replies: 46
Views: 193477

Who's Publishing What and Where?

Sorry, Aaron, but the Journal of Finance beat you to it...and undercut you slightly!P
by Paul
August 31st, 2001, 5:48 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Ranking FE/MathFinance in the world
Replies: 22
Views: 192709

Ranking FE/MathFinance in the world

<t>In the good old days when I ran a magazine we'd collected dozens of brochures for various programs at all the major schools and some of the minor ones. We were all set to publish our own reviews. But...If we were to run such a study now we wld appreciate a) names of schools and programs, in case ...
by Paul
August 31st, 2001, 5:43 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Interested in something different?
Replies: 22
Views: 192732

Interested in something different?

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, H, but the "or die" bit is not optional!P
by Paul
August 30th, 2001, 6:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Who's Publishing What and Where?
Replies: 46
Views: 193477

Who's Publishing What and Where?

<t>Since this question has been asked in the "Who's Publishing..." thread I'll give an answer concerning the publishing aspect, rather than a techie answer.A popular academic pastime is writing articles for learned journals. The reason for this is that helps the writer to get a better or more secure...
by Paul
August 30th, 2001, 6:00 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Interested in something different?
Replies: 22
Views: 192732

Interested in something different?

<r>Hamilton, is there no end to the subjects you are interested in?!!Have you seen the "Introducing..." series ("Introducing Freud," "Introducing de Sade," "...Kafka," "...Feminism" etc.)? <URL url="http://www.iconbooks.co.uk">www.iconbooks.co.uk</URL> These are also in the comicbook style and total...
by Paul
August 30th, 2001, 5:36 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Regarding "running a book"
Replies: 6
Views: 190879

Regarding "running a book"

I'm collecting term sheets for exotic options. So if anyone has any they can send me...paul@wilmott.com. Thnx.P
by Paul
August 29th, 2001, 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Options on options shortcuts?
Replies: 8
Views: 191095

Options on options shortcuts?

Espen, Tell everyone what you told me about one of your most dedicated readers...P
by Paul
August 28th, 2001, 6:51 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Interested in something different?
Replies: 22
Views: 192732

Interested in something different?

A laudable goal. Feel free to email me or post your writings on the forums.P
by Paul
August 27th, 2001, 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: trying to learn stochastic processes - any suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 190550

trying to learn stochastic processes - any suggestions?

Omar,Just because something is not rigorous does not mean it is not correct! P
by Paul
August 27th, 2001, 10:48 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Interested in something different?
Replies: 22
Views: 192732

Interested in something different?

OK, I'm keen, your plan certainly fits in with my mission in life. We are trying to lower the entry barriers in our Lyceum. But what else do you have in mind, and how can I and the rest of our merry band help out? P
by Paul
August 23rd, 2001, 7:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Unpopular Lottos
Replies: 12
Views: 191106

Unpopular Lottos

<t>I was thinking about this question on my flight to NY...maybe we can discuss face to face?!Anyway, my problem was that I hadn't appreciated the probabilistic nature of the question. In your answer you assign probabilities to choosing win/lose. I was assuming a deterministic game. So, the problem ...
by Paul
August 22nd, 2001, 1:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Said Business School
Replies: 4
Views: 190527

Said Business School

paul@wilmott.comSome conversations are best conducted in private!P