Lorena Keller

Lorena Keller
  • Assistant Professor of Finance

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    2319 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

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All Courses

  • FNCE1000 - Corporate Finance

    This course provides an introduction to the theory, the methods, and the concerns of corporate finance. The concepts developed in FNCE 1000 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 1010 + STAT 1010 may be taken concurrently.

  • FNCE6110 - 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.

Awards and Honors

  • Marshall Blume Prize in Financial Research – Honorary Mention, 2020

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The Unintended Consequences of Capital Controls in Emerging Markets

Regulatory shackles could force banks to unsustainably increase foreign currency lending to local firms, research by Wharton’s Lorena Keller finds.Read More

Knowledge at Wharton - 5/2/2022
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