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Cross Fertilizations and Controversies in the Origins and Evolution of Portfolio Selection Models

  • Eduardo Ariel Corso


    (BCRA – UBA)

This paper describes the main cross fertilizations between monetary theory and portfolio theory, which characterized the origins and evolution of the latter. In addition, we explore the critics and controversies arising from the seminal works of Markowitz and Tobin, as well as the new generation of optimal portfolio models that emerged from these discussions.

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Article provided by Central Bank of Argentina, Economic Research Department in its journal Ensayos Económicos.

Volume (Year): 1 (2013)
Issue (Month): 68 (June)
Pages: 43-74

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Handle: RePEc:bcr:ensayo:v:1:y:2013:i:68:p:43-74
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