Fall 2013 PHD Course

B9317-001: (PhD) Corporate Finance Theory

F - Full Term, 09:00AM to 12:30PM

Location: URI 327

Instructor: Patrick Bolton


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This course covers a selection of important topics in corporate finance theory. It provides an in depth literature background for students interested in Corporate Finance Theory, and prepares students interested in conducting research related to Corporate Finance Theory. Students are expected to be familiar with core concepts and have working knowledge from first‐year micro and finance. We will cover classic Corporate Finance papers and recent contributions/research questions, particularly financial contracting, incomplete contracts, control and corporate governance, as well as Dynamic Corporate Finance. If time permits, we may also invite some scholar(s) to give guest lecture(s) about their fields/topics of research.


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Patrick Bolton

Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of BusinessPatrick Bolton is the David Zalaznick Professor of Business. He joined Columbia Business School in July 2005. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics in 1986 and holds a BA in economics from the University of Cambridge and a BA in political science from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. He began his career as an assistant professor at the University of California at...

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