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(PhD) Finance Theory I

Spring 2014 PHD Course

B9302-001: (PhD) Finance Theory I

T - Full Term, 10:45AM to 02:00PM
Location: URI 328

Instructor: Lawrence Glosten

This is the introductory finance theory course in the PhD program of Columbia Business School. The course is devoted to the theory of asset pricing and portfolio management. The course assumes that students have no prior knowledge in the theory of finance. We will start with "classical" results for single period models and move towards dynamic models in continuous-time. The goal of the course is to provide students with an understanding and methodology to successfully master more advanced PhD courses.

The mathematical sophistication is kept to a minimum. The introductory nature of the course makes us focus on the intuition of results.