Advanced Theory of Finance (FIN 861.3)

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Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
FIN 861 01 September 2018 Min Maung
FIN 861 01 September 2017 Craig Wilson
FIN 861 01 September 2016


Starts out with the classic Miller-Modigliani irrelevance theorem, which describes a frictionless financial markets set-up. Various deviations from this set-up, particularly with respect to agency costs, information asymmetries, and taxes, are then introduced. Students will also study how these market imperfections affect firms? dividend policies and capital structures.

Departmental permission is required.


Current student in the College of Graduate Studies and Research.


Students with credit for COMM 461 will not receive credit for this course.

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