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Simon Peyton-Jones: Composing Contracts - An Adventure in Financial Engineering

Language: English Quality: Average Has Audio: true Source: Other Media: Flash Posted On: 09 Mar 09
Financial and insurance contracts do not sound like promising territory for functional programming and formal semantics, but in fact we have discovered that insights from programming languages bear directly on the complex subject of describing and valuing a large class of contracts.

We introduce a combinator library that allows us to describe such contracts precisely, and a compositional denotational semantics that says what such contracts are worth. We sketch an implementation of our combinator library in Haskell. Interestingly, lazy evaluation plays a crucial role.

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