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Bachelier's Thesis "Theory of Speculation" - English Translation.

October 14th, 2011, 6:27 am

Finding myself with some spare time, I amused myself by typesetting Bachelier's thesis <<Théorie de la Spéculation>> in LaTeXand translating and typesetting it in English too. In case anyone is interested I have uploaded the draft documents to GoogleDocs. Search for bachelier-thesis-theory-of-speculation-fr.pdf and bachelier-thesis-theory-of-speculation-en.pdf.Corrections and criticisms welcome.PS Google Docs URLs for sharing are:French <https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid= ... GB>English <https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid= ... 0&hl=en_GB>
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Bachelier's Thesis "Theory of Speculation" - English Translation.

February 15th, 2012, 3:17 am

Thanks man. You did a great service to the financial economics community.
 
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Bachelier's Thesis "Theory of Speculation" - English Translation.

February 15th, 2012, 4:53 pm

thanks from me also
 
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February 15th, 2012, 4:54 pm

and I take it that this is out of copyright, so you're not breaking any law !
 
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Bachelier's Thesis "Theory of Speculation" - English Translation.

February 15th, 2012, 8:30 pm

EU law is "The rights of authors are protected within their lifetime and for seventy years after their death; this includes the resale rights of artists."Louis Bachelier passed away April 28 1946. 1946 + 70 = ? ...
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Bachelier's Thesis "Theory of Speculation" - English Translation.

February 16th, 2012, 7:34 am

It is published under the journal "annale de l'Ecole Normale"here
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February 16th, 2012, 8:58 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnEU law is "The rights of authors are protected within their lifetime and for seventy years after their death; this includes the resale rights of artists."Louis Bachelier passed away April 28 1946. 1946 + 70 = ? ...you really are no good at math, are you !I was going to post that in the brainteaser forum for you, but went and got my calculator instead1946 + 70 = 2016that makes 2016, and we're in 2012, so still under copyright
 
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February 16th, 2012, 9:36 am

I don't think it's still under copyright because it's NOT a commercial book. It's a research paper published in a FREE journal. At least the french version.
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February 16th, 2012, 10:01 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnEU law is "The rights of authors are protected within their lifetime and for seventy years after their death; this includes the resale rights of artists."Louis Bachelier passed away April 28 1946. 1946 + 70 = ? ...you really are no good at math, are you !I was going to post that in the brainteaser forum for you, but went and got my calculator instead1946 + 70 = 2016that makes 2016, and we're in 2012, so still under copyrightI did not have my calculator at the time. And I did not want to be the one to give the bad news.So, big problemos. QuoteI don't think it's still under copyright because it's NOT a commercial book. It's a research paper published in a FREE journal. At least the french version.BUT will this stand up in a court of law??
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Bachelier's Thesis "Theory of Speculation" - English Translation.

February 16th, 2012, 10:52 am

For the french version under the french law I'm pretty sure that it is free access AS in France every PhD thesis (except for very special cases) can be accessed FREELY by asking to the tutoring university. For example I have signed a paper to tell that my thesis will be available freely online in June. The link I have posted for Bachelier thesis is an OFFICIAL one kindly provided by the Ecole Normale . Concerning the translation THAT is another story.
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Bachelier's Thesis "Theory of Speculation" - English Translation.

August 7th, 2012, 11:39 am

Maydr,Many thanks for your labours, finally I can enjoy this seminal work (I do not speak French).
 
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Bachelier's Thesis "Theory of Speculation" - English Translation.

August 18th, 2012, 2:54 pm

Thanks very much for this maydr.Is there any chance that you would consider making the LaTeX source available? I ask because I would like to make a version with the two languages side-by-side and with some annotations.I would of course be happy to share this back with you.
 
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September 3rd, 2012, 10:33 am

Thanks a lot!
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