FIN552 Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance
This is an advanced PhD level course on corporate finance. Primary topics of the course concern finance & political economy and corporate governance. Moreover, the course will cover finance & ESG and financial crises. On the methodological side, emphasis will be placed on causality and identification. Finally, the course will also include sessions on the publication process and on how to conduct research.
Upon course completion, the candidate can:
- Analyze the various mechanisms and frictions that shape corporate financing and investment policies, with a special focus on political economy.
- Critically evaluate empirical work in corporate finance with a focus on the principles of causal inference.
- Examine frontier research on finance & political economy as well as finance & ESG.
- Critically read, assess, and present recent research in corporate finance.
- Formulate new problems/models within the field of corporate finance.
- Identify promising research ideas in the area of empirical corporate finance.
5 sessions, taught in person on campus, in May 2024.
- PhD candidates at NHH
- PhD candidates at Norwegian institutions
- PhD candidates at other institutions
- PhD candidates from the ENGAGE.EU alliance
All participants must have successfully completed a PhD-level empirical corporate finance course.
The final grade is based on an individual 15-minutes presentation of a research paper.
Pass / Fail
The course is based on selected recent research articles.
This is an ENGAGE-course
This course is offered to PhD candidates from the ENGAGE.EU alliance.
- ECTS Credits
- Teaching language
- The course will be taught in English.
Spring. Will be offered Spring 2024.
Professor Ran Duchin, Boston College
Internal NHH contact person, Associate Professor Konrad Raff