Introduction - Michael Mainelli, Mercer's School Memorial Professor of Commerce at Gresham College
The Influence of Amatino Manucci and Luca Pacioli - Dr Fenny Smith
Louis Bachelier and his Theory of Speculation - Professor Mark Davis

The event looks at the development of mathematics in a commercial and financial context. Starting with early commerce, through to the development of double entry book keeping, (Amatino Manucci), development of accounting (Luca Pacioli), theory of speculation (Louis Bachelier), history of optimisation, cash and foreign exchange, Black Scholes option pricing models, chaos and misbehaviour of markets with interesting twists. The event is chaired by Michael Mainelli and Simon Gardiner.
The emphasis is on the historical development of mathematical techniques. This event will be of interest to students of accountancy, actuarial sciences and financial mathematics; historians of mathematics and commerce; practising accountants, actuaries and academics, and interested members of the public.

All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats:
Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website.

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