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Friday, January 26, 2007

Fama and French Like You've Never Seen Them

The grad students at Dartmouth's Tuck Business School aren't just a bunch of grinds. They also regularly publish a pretty funny spoof "newsletter" calledThe Tuck Profit. In this piece, they "expose" Eugene Fama and Kenneth French:
"I hired Ken French in 1990 when he was a driving instructor in Winnetka. Chicago was pressuring me to partner with another researcher; I couldn't stand the idea so I hired a stooge. The man has never contributed a single idea to my research, and yet his name is constantly mentioned in the same breath as mine. On top of it all, the American Finance Association has nominated him as president-elect! That's a travesty and I won't have it."
- Eugene Fama
Read the whole thing here.

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