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Joao F. Gomes

Howard Butcher III Professor of Finance

Research Interests: macroeconomics and financial markets, quantitative corporate finance, corporate investment and financing

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I teach several courses on macroeconomics and financial markets to Masters and Doctoral level students. I also teach in several of Wharton's Executive Education programs


  • FNCE101 - Monetary Economics and the Global Economy

    This is an intermediate-level course in macroeconomics and the global economy, including topics in monetary and international economics. The goal is to provide a unified framework for understanding macroeconomic events and policy, which govern the global economic environment of business. The course analyzes the determinants and behavior of employment, production, demand and profits; inflation, interest rates, asset prices, and wages; exchange rates and international flows of goods and assets; including the interaction of the real economy with monetary policy and the financial system. The analysis is applied to current events, both in the US and abroad. During the spring semester there are honors sections of FNCE 101 offered. The seats in the honors sections are awarded through an application process. Please go to https://fnce.wharton.upenn.edu/programs/course-applications/ for additional information.

    FNCE101302  ( Syllabus

    FNCE101303  ( Syllabus

    FNCE101304  ( Syllabus

  • FNCE396 - Finance in Europe

    This is a short seminar on finance in Europe. Its objective is to bring students, academics and several industry experts together to study financial markets, practice, and institutions in Europe. Course Content: The course will primarily examine following areas: 1.Current challenges in European markets and Euro zone 2.Political economy of European Union 3.Alternative Investments 4.Investment Banking & Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions We will cover the above topics by studying practice and transactions in Europe with a comparison to USA and rest of the world. This is a half unit course and it is designed for Wharton MBAs. Exceptionally motivated undergraduate students are also welcome to take the course.

    FNCE396401 

  • FNCE924 - Intertemporal Macroeconomics and Finance

    This is a doctoral level course on macroeconomics, with special emphasis on intertemporal choice under uncertainty and topics related to finance. Topics include: optimal consumption and saving, the stochastic growth model, q-theory of investment, (incomplete) risk sharing and asset pricing. The course will cover and apply techniques, including dynamic programming, to solve dynamic optimization problems under uncertainty. Numerical solution methods are also discussed.

    FNCE924001