Empirical Corporate Finance
The main objective of this course is to introduce students to current research in corporate finance with the aim of identifying suitable dissertation topics. For the purpose of the course, corporate finance is very broadly defined; in particular, it includes issues at the intersection with international finance, development economics, and labor economics. While introducing different potential topics of research, the course also covers empirical methodologies of common use in corporate finance and applied microeconomics. The course will primarily focus on empirical contributions, but relevant theoretical foundations will also be discussed.