For detailed information on programs, curricula, and faculty, see the School's web site. If you have an academic-related reason you cannot make the trip, we will assign alternative work. Potential topics include: health reform, health insurance (Medicare and Medicaid, employer-sponsored insurance, the uninsured), medical malpractice and quality regulation, pharmaceuticals, the corporate practice of medicine, regulation of fraud and abuse, and international comparisons. The guest list changes year to year but 2016's list included David Booth, Howard Marks, Martin Chavez, James Manyika, Kevin Warsh, Tom Kempner, and Larry Summers. The pricing component of the course will handle both traditional topics, such as price differentiation, and more modern ones, such as dynamic pricing. This topics-based course will exam a variety of historic and current issues on the political agenda where economics is central to decision making. Students will acquire a conceptual understanding of basic experimental statistics to inform these skills. D.) as well as interdisciplinary degrees in Public Policy (M. Students focus on one of seven discrete areas of study including accounting, economic analysis and policy, finance, marketing, operations information and technology, organizational behavior, and political economy. Instead, there will be a mandatory, all-day class field trip to explore inequality issues in depth and in person on Wednesday, May 24. This course provides the legal, institutional, and economic background necessary to understand the financing and production of health services in the US. In recent years Myron Scholes has given about half the lectures with the other half given by prominent guests. The focus of the course is on pricing mechanisms and the design of marketplaces. Economic issues permeate all that happens in government. How large is the impact of raising prices on sales? Students will learn: how to evaluate claims of causality; how to conduct and analyze experiments and quasi-experiments; the advantages and disadvantages of experiments; how to quantify uncertainty; and what can go wrong in experiments.
Our goal is not only to review existing research, but also to stimulate new work in the area.
The course is beneficial for entrepreneurs, consultants, investors and managers operating in or considering expansion to developing markets. By understanding the roles and responsibilities of board members and the mechanisms though which they exercise these duties, students will come away with an understanding of how boards function effectively (and in too many cases fail to function effectively). Traditional business courses analyze an array of factors affecting business decisions but provide little systematic consideration of the role of taxes in individual financial planning decisions. The goal of this course is to provide a fundamental understanding of the principles of business taxation and tax planning, which will be relevant and valuable even as tax laws change - over time, across borders, and by taxpayer type. Because these issues are also of concern to financial reporting standard setters, we will discuss whether and how the research we study informs standard setting debates. Common to these studies is that agents acquire private information that is valuable to other parties. Over this period, the focus of academic research has gradually shifted from the general to the more specific.
At the conclusion of the course, students will present their strategies to the class and a panel of expert judges. The course focuses on critically interpreting financial and non-financial information for purposes of assessing firm fundamentals and corporate governance risk in the presence of weak legal systems, strong political forces, limited investor protections, limited market development, strong macro-economic forces, opacity and resultant business arrangements. This case-driven course is designed to help students who plan to serve on boards as private-equity or venture investors, entrepreneurs who will need to assemble and manage boards, and executives who realize they will need to interact with and answer to boards.n The course is designed to help students understand the issues boards face - both routine and non-routine - through the eyes of the board member. The goal of this course is to provide a fundamental understanding of the principles of taxation and tax planning as they relate to personal income taxes and considering an individuals financial position. Such research encompasses studies dealing with contemporary financial reporting issues as well as research addressing issues relating to the globalization of financial reporting. The aim is to increase student's familiarity with empirical accounting research, their ability to critically evaluate research and research designs, and to prepare students to conduct independent research. Applications of Contract Theory in Accounting Research. This course develops tools from information economics to study the strategic interactions between different agents inside a firm. The informational efficiency of stock markets has been a central theme in financial economic research in the past 50 years.
We will also discuss how academic research might help lower information/arbitrage costs.n This is a doctoral level course.
We review recent academic evidence on this process, and reflect on its implications for future market-related research.
Students will interpret information from companies' public financial disclosures to assess the likelihood of different events or outcomes. The primary objective of the course is to introduce students to current research paradigms on these topics and to identify promising avenues for future research. The focus is on introducing students to key themes in empirical accounting and capital markets research, and to key research designs applied to examine information-related questions.