Joao F. Gomes
Howard Butcher III Professor of Finance
Research Interests: macroeconomics and financial markets, quantitative corporate finance, corporate investment and financing
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
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.
FNCE399 - Supervised Study in Finance
Integrates the work of the various courses and familiarizes the student with the tools and techniques of research.
FNCE613 - Macroeconomics and the Global Economic Environment
This course is required of all students except those who, having prior training in macroeconomics, money and banking, and stabilization policy at an intermediate or advanced level, can obtain a waiver by passing an examination. The purpose of FNCE 613 is to train the student to think systematically about the current state of the economy and macroeconomic policy, and to be able to evaluate the economic environment within which business and financial decisions are made. The course emphasizes the use of economic theory to understand the workings of financial markets and the operation and impact of government policies. Specifically, the course studies the determinants of the level of national income, employment, investment, interest rates, the supply of money, inflation, exchange rates, and the formulation and operation of stabilization policies.
FNCE937 - Applied Quantitative Methods in Finance
Finance 937 uses numerical tools to address a variety of issues in finance. The course has two main objectives. First, it seeks to provide the students with useful quantitative tools to understand and produce frontier research in finance. Second, it applies these tools to advanced topics in both corporate finance and asset pricing. A special emphasis is placed on new and recent research.