Friday, September 02, 2005

Dr. James Lorie

I missed this totally. The finance profession definitely owes the late Dr. Lorie a great deal. He is one of the people behind CRSP.

Victor Niederhoffer and Laurel Kenner: Daily Speculations:
" Much of the mystery shrouding the stock market dissolved when James H. Lorie began documenting the historic rise and fall of stock prices.

The idea was simple but laborious: chart stock prices from 1926 to1960 and beyond. Dr. Lorie, a University of Chicago professor, helped establish the Center for Research in Security Prices at the Graduate School of Business.

Dr. Lorie, who lived in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, died of pancreatic cancer Saturday, Aug. 6 in Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago."

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