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Luke Taylor

Assistant Professor of Finance

Research Interests: corporate finance, corporate governance, entrepreneurship, learning, financial fragility and crises

Links: CV, Personal Website

Contact Information

Address: 2429 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, 3620 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Email: luket@wharton.upenn.edu
Office: 215-898-4802

Overview

Education

PhD and MBA, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, 2009; AB, Princeton University, 2001

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards

Nasdaq award for best paper on capital formation, Western Finance Association, 2008

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 2008-present.

Other Positions

Business Analyst, McKinsey and Company, 2001-2003

Research


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Courses

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  • FNCE250 - Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation

    This course covers the finance of technological innovation, with a focus on the valuation tools useful in the venture capital industry. These tools include the "venture capital method," comparables analysis, discounted cash flow analysis, contingent-claims analysis. The primary audience for this course is finance majors interested in careers in venture capital or in R&D-intensive companies in health care or information technology.

  • FNCE750 - Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation

    This course covers the finance of technological innovation, with a focus on the valuation tools useful in the venture capital industry. These tools include the "venture capital method," comparables analysis, discounted cash flow analysis, contingent-claims analysis, and real options. The primary audience for this course is finance majors interested in careers in venture capital or in R&D-intensive companies in health care or information technology.