Itamar Drechsler

Itamar Drechsler
  • Associate Professor of Finance

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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. 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: https://fnce.wharton.upenn.edu/programs/course-applications for additional information. Corporate Finance is a Core course and must be taken for a grade.

Knowledge@Wharton

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A hedge fund wants to buy the bookstore chain for $683 million, including debt. Will the deal work? Experts from Wharton and elsewhere share their insights.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/06/18
The Cost of Debt: What Are Firms Willing to Pay?

In his latest research, Wharton’s Michael Schwert uses a novel data set to examine the pricing of bank loans relative to capital market debt.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/06/18
Opioid Settlements: Why Insys Is the Tip of the Iceberg

Drug manufacturers who face large settlements from the opioid crisis could follow the Insys example and file for bankruptcy protection, experts say.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/06/18