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Note on latest editions: Heard on The Street is in its 15th (August 2014) edition with ISBN 9780994103864; Basic Black-Scholes is in its 3rd (August 2014) edition with ISBN 9780994103857; Foundations for Scientific Investing is in its 3rd (December 2014) edition with ISBN 9780994118219/9780994118202 (paperback/hard cover). If you cannot easily find the latest edition of the book you want, then copy and paste the ISBN into Amazon's search box.
Dr. Timothy Falcon Crack did PhD coursework at MIT and Harvard, and graduated with a PhD in Financial Economics from MIT. He has degrees in Mathematics (with a lot of Statistics), Finance, and Financial Economics and a diploma in Accounting/Finance. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate from the UK Society of Investment Professionals. He has won six university teaching awards and been nominated for five others.
Dr. Crack has published in the top academic journal in Finance (The Journal of Finance), the top practitioner-oriented journals in Finance (The Financial Analysts Journal and The Journal of Futures Markets), and the top pedagogical journal in Finance (The Journal of Financial Education). He has also published in what was the top interdisciplinary Business journal (The Journal of Business). He has written six sole-authored books: "Heard on The Street: Quantitative Questions from Wall Street Job Interviews," "Basic Black-Scholes: Option Pricing and Trading," "Foundations for Scientific Investing," a "Test Questions" book to accompany the Foundations book, and two "Pocket Heard on The Street" books (one with quantitative questions from finance job interviews, and one with brain teasers, thinking questions, and non-quantitative questions from finance job interviews).
Dr. Crack taught at the university level from 1985 to 2000, and again from 2004 onwards, including four years as a front line teaching assistant for MBA students at MIT, and five years teaching undergraduate, MBA and PhD courses at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. He is now a chaired full professor of Finance in New Zealand.
Dr. Crack has worked as an independent consultant to the New York Stock Exchange and to a foreign government body investigating wrong doing in the financial markets. His most recent practitioner job was as the head of quantitative active equity research for the UK and Continental Europe in the London office of what was the world's largest institutional asset manager.