This page is a portal to websites created by Peter Fortune                           


                                             Fortune History

  William Fortune (1863-1942)   SELECT           Evelyn Fortune Bartlett (1887-1997)  SELECT

     Robert Fortune (1919-1973) and the 6th Bomb Group in the Pacific Air War   SELECT


                                      Books: Loved....and Not

                                Review of Books Read @

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                                       Economics and Finance*

                                  OnLine Seminars on Economic and Finance History 

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                               The History of Economic Ideas               Financial Regulation

                          Financial Crises: 1636 – 2000               The Financial Crisis of 2008-2009


                                     Science and Mathematics 


                                       The Special Theory of Relativity

                          Quantum Mechanics: Foundations, Concepts and Applications, and Information

                                                            Meteorology: A Short Course  NEW

                                                                       Number Theory  NEW

                                                             Cosmology (Under Construction)                                                  



                                                              (anti)Ode to a Boat  SELECT

                         M/Y Myeerah  SELECT                      Myeerah Guest Site    SELECT

                                                       Favorite Destinations   SELECT

                                    Cape Ann and Annisquam Village, Massachusetts

                                                  Isles of Shoals, New Hampshire/Maine

                                                                    Castine, Maine

                                                               Roque Island, Maine

                                                                Southwest Florida



                                                          Boating Physics  SELECT

                                                       Norse Mythology     SELECT         


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* Peter Fortune received his Ph. D. from Harvard University in 1973.  He was an economics professor at Harvard (1973-1977) and at Tufts University (1977-1995), where he chaired the Economics Department.  From 1995 until he retired in 2005 he served as Senior Economist and Advisor to the Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.  His responsibilities at the Boston Fed were in the financial risk management.  He has published papers in the areas of Financial Markets and Financial Institutions, State and Local Government Finance,  Macroeconomics, Federal Reserve policies, and Derivative Securities.