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Jeffrey F. Jaffe

Associate Professor of Finance

Contact Information

Address: 2317 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, 3620 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 898-5615



PhD, University of Chicago, 1972; MBA, University of Chicago, 1971; BA, University of Chicago, 1968

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards

Outstanding Professor Award, Evening School, 1990

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 1973-present.


  • Jeffrey F. Jaffe, A. Agrawal (1995), Does Section 166 Deter Insider Trading by Target Managers?, Journal of Financial Economics, 39.  Abstract
  • Jeffrey F. Jaffe, R. Westerfield, D. Keim (1989), Earnings Yields, Market Values and Stock Returns, Journal of Finance, 44 (1).  Abstract
  • Jeffrey F. Jaffe, Donald B. Keim, R. Westerfield (1989), Earnings Yields, Market Values, and Stock Returns, Journal of Finance  



  • FNCE100 - Corporate Finance

    This course provides an introduction to the theory, the methods, and the concerns of corporate finance. The concepts developed in FNCE 100 form the foundation for all elective finance courses. The main topics include: 1) the time value of money and capital budgeting techniques; 2) uncertainty and the trade-off between risk and return; 3) security market efficiency; 4) optimal capital structure, and 5) dividend policy decisions. During the fall semester there are honors sections of FNCE 100 offered. The seats in the honors sections are awarded through an application process. Please go to for additional information.