Gregor Matvos is a Howard Berolzheimer Chair in Finance at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, serves as an Editor of The Review of Financial Studies, and is a former Editor of The Review of Corporate Financial Studies and former Associate Editor at The Journal of Finance and Management Science. His papers in these areas have been published in several journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. His research has been featured in major media, including Bloomberg, the Economist, the Financial Times, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal and has had a direct impact on how regulators supervise financial institutions. His recent paper on the fragility of the U.S. banking system is the most downloaded paper in finance in the last 20 years on SSRN. Born and raised in Slovenia, Matvos earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University.
Financial intermediation, household finance, real estate, corporate finance
Finance 1 answers managers' and investors' most fundamental finance question: how should a project or an asset be valued? Managers must determine the value of building a factory, entering a new market, or purchasing an entire firm when deciding in which projects to invest. Similarly, individuals must assess the value of financial securities to decide how to invest their wealth. Using a combination of lectures and business cases, Finance 1 teaches the discounted cash flow and multiples methods to value projects or assets. These valuation tools lay the foundation for all work in capital markets and corporate finance.
Prerequisite: Business Analytics I (DECS-430-5)
Corequisite/Prerequisite: Accounting for Decision Making (ACCT-430) and Business Analytics II (DECS 431-0)