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Season 27 Episode 13

Trillion Dollar Bet

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 08, 2000 on PBS
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Trillion Dollar Bet
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This documentary covers the rise and fall of the Black-Scholes' formula, a revolutionary economic theory that promised to reduce the risk of investing. Leading economists Fisher Black, Myron Scholes and Robert Merton used their nobel prize-winning work as the basis for a massive hedge fund. The fund would soon be challenged and overcome by the reality of a global economic crisis.moreless

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