Dimitris Papanikolaou is the John L. and Helen Kellogg Professor of Finance at the Kellogg School of Management and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research has primarily focused on the interaction between technological innovation and financial markets. Recent work has focused on the displacement of human capital, the market for corporate executives, and the causal impact of financial frictions on innovation and employment. His work has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics and his papers have won several research awards, including the Anundi Smith Breeden prize (twice) for the best paper in the Journal of Finance. He currently serves as a Co-Editor of the Journal of Financial Economics. He previously served as an Associate Editor at Management Science, the Journal of Finance, and the Review of Financial Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Financial Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Asset Pricing, Macroeconomics, Innovation, Economic Growth, Intangible Capital
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)