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A short history of stochastic integration and mathematical finance: the early years, 1880–1970

Robert Jarrow and Philip Protter

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We present a history of the development of the theory of Stochastic Integration, starting from its roots with Brownian motion, up to the introduction of semimartingales and the independence of the theory from an underlying Markov process framework. We show how the development has influenced and in turn been influenced by the development of Mathematical Finance Theory. The calendar period is from 1880 to 1970.

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Anirban DasGupta, ed., A Festschrift for Herman Rubin (Beachwood, Ohio, USA: Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 2004), 75-91

First available in Project Euclid: 28 November 2007

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Primary: 01A60: 20th century 60H05: Stochastic integrals 60H30: Applications of stochastic analysis (to PDE, etc.) 60G44: Martingales with continuous parameter 60G35: Signal detection and filtering [See also 62M20, 93E10, 93E11, 94Axx] 60G46: Martingales and classical analysis 91B70: Stochastic models 91B28 91B99: None of the above, but in this section 60J45: Probabilistic potential theory [See also 31Cxx, 31D05] 60J55: Local time and additive functionals 60J65: Brownian motion [See also 58J65]

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Jarrow, Robert; Protter, Philip. A short history of stochastic integration and mathematical finance: the early years, 1880–1970. A Festschrift for Herman Rubin, 75--91, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Beachwood, Ohio, USA, 2004. doi:10.1214/lnms/1196285381.

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