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William F. Sharpe

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William F. Sharpe
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Sharpe in 2007
Born (1934-06-16) June 16, 1934 (age 87)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materUCLA (BA, MA)
Known forCapital asset pricing model
Sharpe ratio
AwardsNobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1990)
Scientific career
FieldsEconomics
InstitutionsWilliam F. Sharpe Associates
Stanford University
UC Irvine
University of Washington 1961–68
RAND Corporation
Doctoral advisorArmen Alchian
Harry Markowitz (unofficial)
Doctoral studentsHoward Sosin

William Forsyth Sharpe (born June 16, 1934) is an American economist. He a the professor at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. He won the 1990 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.[1]

Sharpe was known for his works in capital asset pricing model (CAPM).

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  1. "William F. Sharpe (1934– )". The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. Library of Economics and Liberty (2nd ed.). Liberty Fund. 2008.

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