The course is for PhD candidates (in finance, economics, and accounting) exclusively, and is not open to MBA candidates unless with the instructor's permission. Auditing the course (without taking credit) is permitted, but full participation (in-class discussions and homework assignments) is required.
The course focuses on the empirical methods used in financial research, particularly in the area of corporate finance. The pre-requisites are two semesters of Ph.D. level microeconomics and econometrics.
Vice Dean for Curriculum and Instruction
Wei Jiang is Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise in the Finance and Economics Division, and the Vice Dean (for Curriculum and Instruction) at Columbia Business School. She is also a Scholar-in-Residence at Columbia Law School, a Senior Fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School, and a Research Associate of the NBER—Law...