The nomination of Stanley Fischer to be vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve has a very serious problem. If the Senate goes ahead and confirms it faces the problem that not only did Stanley Fischer plagiarize Nils Hakansson in 1969 based on the Hakansson thesis available at MIT from Karl Shell in 1966, but Darrell Duffie used a paper provided by a 3rd party to Karl Shell in the Jun Liu thesis at Stanford in 2000.
Duffie it appears knew of the earlier situation with Karl Shell and Stanley Fischer. Moreover, Franklin Fisher was suitemate with Karl Shell at MIT in the 1960s and Franklin Fisher was chairman of the Stanley Fischer Ph.D. thesis at MIT and on the Robert C. Merton committee and was the chief editor of Econometrica in 1969 and 1970 when the Hakansson paper was published after delay and likely a referee who was involved. That referees name should be obtained by investigators.
Duffie then used that information as leverage over Karl Shell possibly to then use the 3rd party paper to insert into the Jun Liu thesis at Stanford in 2000. That paper was an improvement over the Hakansson Fischer Merton Samuelson papers in the 1960s and early 1970s.
If the Senate confirms Fischer, then it faces this entangled situation. Stanford, MIT, Cornell, Univ Calif San Diego, U Cal Berkeley and other universities and Elsevier and other journals are involved. It only takes one of them to do an investigation and conclude that there was plagiarism in either case to unravel the entire thread. There are other cases and other universities and other professors and other witnesses.
Duffie is head of the MIS Committee of Moody’s and has extensively interacted with federal agencies on a large variety of matters and testified to Congress. He too is a public person. Moreover, Russia has posted the document, “Dynamic Asset Pricing Theory” “Provisional Manuscript” on webpages in Russia. China, India and Iran have all done so as well.
If the Senate proceeds to confirm the Stanley Fischer nomination it then faces multiple investigations by universities and journals. Some of these are not in the US. Other countries governments may also decide to investigate since these are linked to Russia’s activities in their countries from before World War II. Also to China’s activities.
There are many Russians and Chinese at universities in the US and UK and other allied countries including Canada and Australia. So if the Senate proceeds to confirm Stanley Fischer they face having the investigation continue in the US and in other countries.
Fischer’s time at the IMF can be investigated by other countries that have witnesses inside their borders. Thus the Senate would be foolish to confirm Stanley Fischer. This needs to be explained to them by the FBI and DOJ as well as other agencies such as CIA and NSA.
Nor does it stop there. There are multiple other cases and individuals they have not even heard of and more universities and journals, many in other countries to investigate them too. It is impossible to contain it. Moreover, Russia and China both know this. Putin is determined to use it or lose it. So he will go big and go soon.
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