Using the paradigm developed in previous classes, this course builds a framework for financial decision making in an international setting. International capital budgeting and the determination of the appropriate cost of capital are examined in the context of direct foreign investment, leveraged buyouts, initial public offerings, equity carve out, and international mergers and acquisitions.
Nomura Professor Emeritus of International Finance
Professor Hodrick teaches both fundamental and advanced courses in international finance. His expertise is in the valuation of financial assets. His current research explores the empirical implications of theoretical pricing models that generate time-varying risk premiums in the markets for bonds, equities and foreign currencies. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.