Spring 2009 PHD Course

B9311-023: (PhD)Empirical Methods in Corporate Finance

T - Full Term, 09:00AM to 12:00PM

Location: URI 329

Instructor: Wei Jiang

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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

Curriculum DirectorWei Jiang is Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School. She is currently the Chair of the Finance sub-division, and served on the faculty advisory boards of the Chazen Institute of International Business, the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing, and the Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy. Jiang received her B.A. and M.A. in international economics from Fudan...

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