The main objective of the course is to develop insight into the process by which firms can create value for their shareholders by formulating strategies in which finance is a crucial competitive weapon. Topics include discounted cash flow models, risk and return, capital asset pricing model, capital market efficiency, capital structure and the cost of capital, dividend policy, and leasing.
Roger F. Murray Associate Professor of Finance
Xavier Giroud is the Roger F. Murray Associate Professor of Finance at Columbia Business School. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
Giroud's research interests are in the area of corporate finance and corporate governance. In particular, his work examines how...