6009 Empirical Corporate Finance
o.Univ.Prof. Dr. Josef Zechner, Rüdiger Fahlenbrach, Ph.D.
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
03.02.2016 bis 29.02.2016
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Hinweise zur LV
Die Lehrveranstaltung wird nur im SS angeboten.
Planpunkt(e) Doktorat/PhD
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Donnerstag 10.03.2016 13:00 - 15:00 D4.0.019
Donnerstag 17.03.2016 13:00 - 15:00 D4.0.019
Donnerstag 24.03.2016 13:00 - 15:00 D4.0.019
Donnerstag 31.03.2016 13:00 - 15:00 D4.0.019
Donnerstag 07.04.2016 13:00 - 15:00 D4.0.019
Montag 09.05.2016 09:00 - 18:00 D4.4.213
Dienstag 10.05.2016 09:00 - 18:00 D4.4.008
Mittwoch 11.05.2016 09:00 - 11:00 D4.4.141
Mittwoch 11.05.2016 11:00 - 18:00 D4.4.008
Donnerstag 12.05.2016 09:00 - 18:00 D4.4.008
Freitag 13.05.2016 08:00 - 14:00 D4.0.019
Freitag 13.05.2016 10:30 - 15:00 D4.4.008

Inhalte der LV

The Ph.D. class in empirical corporate finance provides an overview of major topics in empirical corporate finance, including capital structure, payout policy, internal capital markets, venture capital and initial public offerings, the market for corporate control, and internal corporate governance. Syllabus

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

The advantage of the broad, topics‐based approach used in this course is that students will be exposed to a wide range of topics, hopefully wetting their appetites for further exploration (on their own, using the reading list).


Each teaching day consists of two classes of 90 minutes. For 6 of those days, I would like one of you topresent the key findings and approaches of three interesting papers in the area. These are marked with“***” in the reading list. I expect students to have a Power Point presentation that lasts 15 to 25 minutes per paper (but NO LONGER than 25 minutes per paper). You should also distribute a short‐write-up of not more than two double‐spaced pages on the key findings of each paper for the other students. You should choose a single table that you consider most important in each paper.

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

  • Presentation and write‐up will be graded and will count 40% towards your final grade.
  • Problem set counting 40% towards your final grade.
  • Referee report counting 20% towards your final grade.

Teilnahmevoraussetzung(en) und Vergabe von Wartelistenplätzen

To be announced!

Empfohlene inhaltliche Vorkenntnisse

I expect you to have some basic knowledge of econometrics and to be able to do some regression analysis using Stata, SAS, or another software of your choice. You are expected to have a basicknowledge of corporate finance at the level of an MBA textbook such as Berk and deMarzo (Corporate Finance) or Brealey, Myers, and Allen (Principles of Corporate Finance). If you do not, I would suggest reading either book in parallel to the lectures.

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