Courses

F605

Corporate Finance

  • 15-weeks
  • 3 credits
  • Prerequisite: F600

This seminar introduces the student to the major research directions in corporate finance. Papers are chosen either because they have initiated a major research strand or because they are representative of a particular mode of analysis. The objective is to get acquainted with significant research streams in corporate finance and become familiar with various analytical and methodological ideas.

Outline of Topics Covered:

  1. The contractarian nature of the firm
  2. Structuring of exogenous and endogenous financial liabilities
  3. Payout to equity holders
  4. Payout to bondholders
  5. Management misinvestment
  6. Monitoring management internally and externally
  7. Raising equity
  8. Product market interactions
  9. Corporate risk management
  10. Real options