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Todd A. Gormley

Assistant Professor of Finance

Research Interests: applied econometrics, corporate finance, risk and insurance, financial intermediation, emerging markets

Links: Personal Website, PhD lecture notes, CV, Lecture slides for "Common Errors" paper, Guidance on implementing fixed effects estimation

Courses Taught:

FNCE 203 -- Advanced Corporate Finance (Undergraduate)

FNCE 726 -- Advanced Corporate Finance (MBA)

FNCE 899 -- Independent Study Project (MBA)

FNCE 926 -- Empirical Methods in Corporate Finance (PhD)

  • FNCE926 - Empirical Methods in Corporate Finance

    The course will cover a variety of microeconometic models and methods including panel data models, program evaluation methods [e.g. difference in differences, matching techniques, regression discontinuity design] instrumental variables, duration models, structural estimation [e.g. simulated methods of moments]. The structure of the course consists of lectures, student presentations, and empirical exercises. I will utilize published studies in a variety of fields such as corporate finance, labor economics, and industrial organization to illustrate the various techniques. The goal of the course is to provide students with a working knowledge of various econometric techniques that they can apply in their own research. As such, the emphasis of the course is on applications, not theory.