Professor Milbradt's research interests are in financial economics, specifically in how financial frictions affect asset prices, the macroeconomy, corporate decisions, and mortgage markets. In his recent work, he theoretically and empirically investigates how heterogeneity of homeowner's prepayment decisions affects prices in the conforming mortgage market and monetary policy pass-through, as well as how different contract designs would change these prices. Professor Milbradt holds a PhD from Princeton University (2009) and a BA from Oxford University (2003). Before joining Kellogg School of Management (2013), he served as an Assistant Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Financial Economics, Liquidity, Asset Pricing & Corporate Finance under Financial Frictions
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)