Begum Ipek Yavuz

Begum Ipek Yavuz

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-6367 USA

Research Interests: Corporate Governance, Shareholder Activism, Impact Investing

Teaching

Past Courses

  • 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. ACCT 101 + STAT 101 may be taken concurrently. Honors sections require MATH 114 as a prerequisite.

  • FNCE611 - CORPORATE FINANCE

    This course serves as an introduction to business finance (corporate financial management and investments) for both non-majors and majors preparing for upper-level course work. The primary objective is to provide the framework, concepts, and tools for analyzing financial decisions based on fundamental principles of modern financial theory. The approach is rigorous and analytical. Topics covered include discounted cash flow techniques; corporate capital budgeting and valuation; investment decisions under uncertainty; capital asset pricing; options; and market efficiency. The course will also analyze corporate financial policy, including capital structure, cost of capital, dividend policy, and related issues. Additional topics will differ according to individual instructors.

Knowledge@Wharton

How to Increase Interest in Government Benefits

Americans would be more likely to claim billions in untapped federal aid if they felt psychological ownership over those benefits, according to a new study from Wharton’s Wendy De La Rosa.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 9/14/2021
The Fed, Inflation and Interest Rates: What’s Ahead?

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sent “three significant messages” on the U.S. economic outlook in his address last month in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, according to Wharton’s Christina Parajon Skinner.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 9/14/2021
Confronting Ethical and Moral Dilemmas: Don’t Go It Alone

In this Nano Tool for Leaders, Wharton’s G. Richard Shell explains how “the power of two” can help when you are faced with a moral or ethical dilemma at work.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 9/14/2021