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.
Wei Jiang is Arthur F. Burns Professor of Free and Competitive Enterprise in the Finance and Economics Division, and the Director of Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia Business School. Jiang received her B.A. and M.A. in international economics from Fudan University (China), and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 2001 after which she joined Columbia Business School...