(Finance & Economics Department, Rutgers Business School)


26:390:571 Investments
Spring 2006 and every second spring thereafter.
Surveys the fundamental assumptions and the analytical techniques of the modern theory of finance. Topics include choices involving risk using utility theory and state preference, portfolio selection, capital market equilibrium and its implications for corporate finance and portfolio selections, and option theory.Prerequisites: 26:223:552 and 26:960:577.

26:390:572 Corporate Finance
Spring 2007 and every second spring thereafter.
Basic knowledge of theoretical and empirical model building in the area of corporate finance. Prerequisite: 26:390:571.

26:390:685 Special Topics in Finance (Floating Finance Seminar)
Every fall beginning Fall 2006.
The Fall 2006 Topic: Market Microstructure

Market microstructure is the study of how markets operate and how transaction dynamics can affect security price formation and behavior. The impact of microstructure on all areas of finance has been increasingly apparent. Empirical microstructure has opened the door for improved transaction cost measurement, volatility dynamics and even asymmetric information measures, among others. Thus, this field is an important building block towards understanding today's financial markets. The course focuses on empirical methods and models, with special attention to high frequency data analysis.

Topic: Options & Risk Management

Financial Intermediation
This course will discuss both theoretical and empirical papers on Financial Intermediation. Topics include the endogenous theoretical motivations of banking, bank "specialness", loan contracting, collateral, FDIC insurance using sun spot and asymmetric theories, relationship lending, predatory lending, etc. Students will have to present a paper, and class grade will depend on the quality of that presentation and the submitted write-up of their selected paper.

Topic: Empirical Techniques in Corporate Finance

Topic: Financial Institutions

Topic: Corporate Finance Strategy

Topic: Options in Finance

26:390:686 First Early Research Seminar in Finance

26:390:687 Second Early Research Seminar in Finance

26:390:688 Independent Study in Finance

26:390:799 Dissertation Research in Finance


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