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251.5 sec. 1 - Corporate Finance and Law (Spring 2011)
Instructor: Eric Talley (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: TuTh 8:00-9:50
Meeting Location: 140
Course Start: January 11, 2011
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 51152
This is a four unit course. It explores the intersection of the fields of corporate finance and corporate law, particularly in domains where the two fields tend to lean heavily upon one another: mergers and acquisitions, securities litigation, corporate governance, and state shareholder actions. Emphasis will be on developing an understanding for the greater focus and expertise that financial economists have developed over the last half century to answer "real world" problems of legal significance. In addition, we will consider how (and why) both courts and regulators now place significant emphasis on financial methodologies pertaining to valuation, transactional fairness, market dynamics, and the ability to quantify / spread risks. Topics include time valuation, risk valuation, the capital asset pricing model, arbitrage pricing theory, options valuation, damages computations, company valuation, project finance, and event studies in litigation.
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