This course covers core and new topics in corporate finance theory with an emphasis on introducing the microeconomic tools needed to address open research questions. Students are expected to be familiar with basic notions in finance and game theory. Some basic knowledge of contract theory is an advantage, but the course will be largely self-contained in this respect. The main focus of the lectures will be on financial contracting in the presence of agency problems, asymmetric information, and incomplete contracting. For each topic there will be some recommended and/or required literature to accompany the lectures. The textbook closest to the material covered in class is Tirole "The Theory of Corporate Finance", Princeton University Press, 2006. However, readings will be based primarily on articles. A detailed list of reading assignments will be available at the start of the course.
- Jean Tirole (2006). The Theory of Corporate Finance, Princeton University Press (selected chapters)
- Selected papers