A study on the influence of L. Bachelier’s Theory of speculation on mathematics. (Chinese. English summary) Zbl 1199.01026

Summary: L. Bachelier’s dissertation, Théorie de la Spéculation, contains many ideas and results about the stochastic process theory. But the opinions about the impact of his works in the history of mathematics has not reached an agreement as yet. Based on original materials and relevant studies, this paper concludes that L. Bachelier’s work has a great impact on the development of mathematics and economics.


60-03 History of probability theory
91-03 History of game theory, economics, and finance
01A60 History of mathematics in the 20th century

Biographic References:

Bachelier, Louis