Corporate Finance and Public Policy

PADM-GP.2147, 3 points.

Semester: Fall


This course introduces students to the main areas of corporate finance and how they relate to policy issues and discussions. The course covers topics in the three main areas of corporate finance: 1) capital structure (financing choices), 2) valuation (project and firm valuation) and 3) corporate governance (optimal governance structures). We will analyze how public policy, through taxes, public expenditures and regulation, affect these aspects of corporate finance. The course will additionally explore how key economic events have shaped public policy and influenced corporate financial practices. Case analysis will be used to enable students to understand practical application of the corporate finance theory introduced in the course and will also incorporate discussion of corporate finance in the context of social enterprises. 


CORE-GP.1018, CORE-GP.1021

Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Fall 2016Scott TaitelSyllabus
Fall 2015Scott TaitelSyllabus
Fall 2014Jean LeeSyllabus
Fall 2012Nirupama RaoSyllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Fall 2015Scott TaitelEvaluation
Fall 2014Jean LeeEvaluation
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Taitel, Scott B

Weekly Schedule:
Tue - 4:55 pm to 6:35 pm

Session Dates:
09/06/2016 to 12/16/2016

Bldg:19W4 Room:102