This course has the objective of introducing doctoral students to academic research in corporate finance. The emphasis is on theoretical research, with special emphasis on models using the tools and techniques in the economics of information and game theory. The first part of the course studies the firm’s choice of its capital structure and dividend policy in settings characterized by moral hazard or asymmetric information. The second part of the course discusses various other topics related to recent research in corporate finance.
Moshe Cohen was a Columbia Business School faculty member from 2009 to 2014.