Teaching

Over the years, I have taught a number of courses, including:

- The core Finance course (BBA and MBA)

- Valuation (MBA)

- Social Venture Fund

- Investments (basic investments and advanced fixed income securities; BBA and MBA)

- Options and Futures (basic and advanced; BBA and MBA)

- Game Theory and Asymmetric Information (PhD)

2017-18 Courses

FIN 503: Financial Management (Fall 2017)

This is the first course in finance in our MBA sequence. The goal is to introduce students to the key concepts in analyzing financial decisions, and to provide applications to the real-world. The emphasis in the course is on problem-solving. The class is largely lecture-oriented, with several problem sets, and individual assignment and final exam. Topics include the time value of money, investment decision criteria, cash flows of projects and firms, portfolio theory, the Capital Asset Pricing Model, market efficiency, and capital structure.

Or, put more succinctly, the course is about cash flows and discount rates; how you determine them and what you do with them.

Here is the syllabus for the course.

FIN 865: Asymmetric Information, Part I (Fall 2017)

This Ph.D. course is designed to introduce students to some of the tools used in modeling asymmetric information, and explore some applications in finance and in other areas. The prequisite for the course is Economics 603-604 or an equivalent class. Topics touched upon include signaling games, adverse selection and moral hazard, dynamic contracts, and (if we have time) incomplete contracts. For much of the course, the focus is on applications of asymmetric information models, with many of the applications being drawn from Corporate Finance.

Here is the syllabus for the course.

In Fall 2017, part II of this course will be taught by my colleague Paolo Pasquariello, and will focus on ``Trading and Price Formation".