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  1. Essential Reading 1 item
    1. Corporate finance - Jonathan B. Berk, Peter M. DeMarzo 2017

      Book essential this is the key book for the module

  2. Recommended Reading 1 item
    1. Corporate finance - David Hillier, Stephen A. Ross, Randolph Westerfield, Jeffrey F. Jaffe 2016

      Book recommended for a lower level preparatory reading (for those who have not taken any corporate finance before)

  3. Pre-class readings 1 item
    please read these chapters before the module begins
    1. Corporate finance - Jonathan B. Berk, Peter M. DeMarzo 2017

      Book essential read Chapters 1, 2 (sections 2.1- 2.4) and 4

  4. Week 1 - preliminaries on valuation 2 items
    read the text book chapters before the class
    1. Corporate finance - Jonathan B. Berk, Peter M. DeMarzo 2017

      Book essential read the following chapters: Chapter 3: “Financial decision making and the Law of One Price”, Chapter 10: “Capital markets and the pricing of risk”, Chapter 20: “Financial options”, and Chapter 21: “Option valuation” (only sections 21.1 and 21.3)

  5. Week 2 - capital structure 1 item
    read the text book chapters before coming to the class
    1. Corporate finance - Jonathan B. Berk, Peter M. DeMarzo 2017

      Book essential read Chapter 14: “Capital structure in a perfect market”

  6. Week 3 - capital structure and frictions 3 items
    read the text book chapters before coming to the class
    1. Corporate finance - Jonathan B. Berk, Peter M. DeMarzo 2017

      Book essential read Chapter 15: “Debt and taxes” and Chapter 16: “Financial distress, managerial incentives, and information” (only sections from 16.1 to 16.4)

    2. The Net Benefits to Leverage - Arthur Korteweg 2010

      Article recommended

  7. Week 4 - capital structure: the role of information asymmetry 3 items
    read the text book chapters before coming to the class
    1. Corporate finance - Jonathan B. Berk, Peter M. DeMarzo 2017

      Book essential read Chapter 16: “Financial distress, managerial incentives, and information” (only the sections from 16.8)

    2. What Do We Know about Capital Structure? Some Evidence from International Data - Raghuram G. Rajan, Luigi Zingales 1995

      Article essential read only up to Data Description on page 1423

    3. An International Comparison of Capital Structure and Debt Maturity Choices - Joseph P. H. Fan, Sheridan Titman, Garry Twite 2012

      Article recommended

  8. Week 5 - capital structure and the agency cost of debt 1 item
    read the text book chapters before coming to the class
    1. Corporate finance - Jonathan B. Berk, Peter M. DeMarzo 2017

      Book essential read Chapter 16: “Financial distress, managerial incentives, and information” (only sections from 16.5 to 16.7 and section 16.9)

  9. Week 6 - capital budgeting 1 item
    read the text book chapters before coming to the class
    1. Corporate finance - Jonathan B. Berk, Peter M. DeMarzo 2017

      Book essential read the following chapters: Chapter 7: “Investment decision rules” (pre-requisite reading, not covered in class), Chapter 8: “Fundamentals of capital budgeting” (only sections 8.1-8.4), Chapter 12: “Estimating the cost of capital” (only sections from 12.4 to 12.7) and Chapter 18: “Capital budgeting and valuation with leverage” (only sections 18.1 and 18.2)

  10. Week 7 - NPV in action 1 item
    read the text book chapters before coming to the class
    1. Corporate finance - Jonathan B. Berk, Peter M. DeMarzo 2017

      Book essential read Chapter 18: “Capital budgeting and valuation with leverage” (from section 18.3 to 18.8)

  11. Week 8 - corporate risk management 3 items
    read the text book chapters before coming to the class
    1. Corporate finance - Jonathan B. Berk, Peter M. DeMarzo 2017

      Book essential read Chapter 30: “Risk management”

    2. How much do firms hedge with derivatives? - Wayne Guay, S. P. Kothari 2003

      Article recommended

    3. Why Do U.S. Firms Hold So Much More Cash than They Used To? - Thomas W. Bates, Kathleen M. Kahle, Rene M. Stulz 2009

      Article recommended

  12. Week 9 - payout policies 2 items
    read the text book chapters before coming to the class
    1. Corporate finance - Jonathan B. Berk, Peter M. DeMarzo 2017

      Book essential read Chapter 17: “Payout policy”

    2. The Option to Repurchase Stock - David L. Ikenberry, Theo Vermaelen

      Article recommended

  13. Week 10 - corporate governance 4 items
    read the text book chapters before coming to the class
    1. Corporate finance - Jonathan B. Berk, Peter M. DeMarzo 2017

      Book essential read Chapter 28: “Mergers and acquisitions” (Section 28.5 and 28.6) and Chapter 29: “Corporate governance”

    2. International Corporate Governance - Diane K. Denis, John J. McConnell 2003

      Article essential read carefully

    3. What Matters in Corporate Governance? - Lucian Bebchuk, Alma Cohen, Allen Ferrell 2009

      Article essential read up to section 2

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