MC 00408 Guide to the Harry M. Markowitz Papers, 1963, 1965 and 1967

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Markowitz, Harry M.


0.5 Linear feet

General Physical Description

1 archival box


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Acquisition Information

Gift of Harry M. Markowitz, 2011 (Accession no. 2011.0096)


Processed by Judy Allen Dodson; finding aid created by Judy Allen Dodson

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains three simulation programming language books published in 1963, 1965, and 1967. These books are autographed by Harry M. Markowitz.

Biographical Note

Harry Max Markowitz was born on August 24, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. He received his bachelor’s degree and Ph.D.(1955) in economics from the University of Chicago with a thesis on the portfolio theory. Markowitz joined the RAND Corporation in 1952.

He is best known for his pioneering work in Modern Portfolio Theory, studying the effects of asset risk, return, correlation and diversification on probable investment portfolio returns. He also co-founded a computer software company, CACI, after having developed the programming language SIMSCRIPT.

Dr. Markowitz is the 1989 recipient of the John von Neumann Theory Prize by the Operations Research Society of America and The Institute of Management Sciences. He also received the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (1990).

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harry M. Markowitz Papers, MC 00408, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.

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