Spring 2013 PHD Course

B9311-011-011: (PHD)Empirical Methods in Corporate Finance

T - Full Term, 05:15PM to 08:15PM

Location: URI 329

Instructor: Moshe Cohen

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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.


Moshe Cohen

Assistant ProfessorProfessor Cohen's research interests are in the areas of Corporate Finance, Industrial Organization, Law and Economics, Structural Econometric methods and the intersections of these fields. In recent work on corporate governance, he examines the design of corporate governance laws and their varying incidence on differentially structured firms. In recent industrial organization work on airline markets, he examines the supply and demand effects of hubs and...

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