Fall 2012 MBA Course

B8399-004: Emerging Financial Markets

MW - Full Term, 09:00AM to 10:30AM

Location: URI 326

Instructor: David Beim

Corequisite(s): B6302

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This course is about countries well enough developed to attract capital and have significant financial markets but not fully modernized – countries like China, India, Turkey and Brazil – but also Greece and Iceland. It explores the institutional foundations of financial markets and centers on the question: what factors make emerging financial markets (EFMs) different from developed financial markets? It begins with the question of why some countries grow and others do not. We will find an important role for institutions. We then turn to financial institutions in particular and explore the important connection between development of financial institutions and economic growth.



David Beim

Bernstein Faculty Leader, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Ethics Fellow

Professor Beim had a 25-year career in investment banking, following which he became a professor in the Finance and Economics Division of Columbia Business School. He joined Columbia as an adjunct professor in 1989 and has been a full-time professor of professional practice since 1991. His areas of teaching include corporate finance, international banking and emerging financial markets.

He graduated magna cum laude with...

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