Luke Taylor

Luke Taylor
  • Associate Professor of Finance

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    2321 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

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

Links: CV, Personal Website

Overview

Education

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

Academic Positions Held

Wharton: 2008-present.

Other Positions

Business Analyst, McKinsey and Company, 2001-2003

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Teaching

Past Courses

  • FNCE250 - VENT CAP & FNCE INNOVAT

    This course covers the finance of technological innovation, with a focus on thevaluation 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 - VENT CAP & FNCE INNOVAT

    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.

  • FNCE899 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

    Independent Study Projects require extensive independent work and a considerable amount of writing. ISP in Finance are intended to give students the opportunity to study a particular topic in Finance in greater depth than is covered in the curriculum. The application for ISP's should outline a plan of study that requires at least as much work as a typical course in the Finance Department that meets twice a week. Applications for FNCE 899 ISP's will not be accepted after the THIRD WEEK OF THE SEMESTER. ISP's must be supervised by a Standing Faculty member of the Finance Department.

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Latest Research

Lubos Pastor, Robert F. Stambaugh, Luke Taylor (2020), Fund Tradeoffs, Journal of Financial Economics.
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Will Dropbox Be the Unicorn That Proves Itself?

The Dropbox IPO is expected to be one of the biggest tech stock offerings since Snap in 2017. How will it fare?

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2018/03/19
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