A recurring theme will be linking the tax strategies that we learn with concepts from corporate finance, financial accounting, business law, and economics. Our starting point is the observation that, with costly information, equilibrium prices will invariably reflect some mispricing. This case-based course intends to bridge this gap by discussing how taxes affect a variety of personal financial planning decisions. We will use cases to gain hands' on experience analyzing business tax strategies and refer to financial statement disclosures as appropriate so that you can learn how taxes affect the financial reporting for transactions. The course seeks to provide an introduction to the role of accounting information in (i) measuring firm performance, (ii) projecting profitability and firm value for external constituents, (iii) and motivating and controlling the firm's management. At the same time, increasing attention is being paid to regulatory and market design issues that could either impede or enhance market pricing nn In this course, we will cover recent research on the role of informational arbitrage in asset pricing. During adverse environments, bankruptcy and reorganizations often reshape the capital structure by offering opportunities to create value through the restructuring process. Barth, Jonathan Bendor, Lanier Benkard, Jonathan B. For example, in rising economic periods companies may undertake acquisitions or spin off divisions to enhance shareholder value.
student undertakes a global experience to provide direct exposure to the world’s opportunities. with degrees in the Graduate School of Education (M. If you have an academic-related reason you cannot make the trip, we will assign alternative work. Potential topics include: health reform, health insurance (Medicare and Medicaid, employer-sponsored insurance, the uninsured), medical malpractice and quality regulation, pharmaceuticals, the corporate practice of medicine, regulation of fraud and abuse, and international comparisons. The guest list changes year to year but 2017's list included David Booth, Katie Hall, Howard Marks, James Manyika, George Osborne, Kevin Warsh, Tom Kempner, and Larry Summers. The focus of the course is on pricing mechanisms and the design of marketplaces. Economic issues permeate all that happens in government. How large is the impact of raising prices on sales? Students will learn: how to evaluate claims of causality; how to conduct and analyze experiments and quasi-experiments; the advantages and disadvantages of experiments; how to quantify uncertainty; and what can go wrong in experiments. We review recent academic evidence on this process, and reflect on its implications for future market-related research. The existence of mispricing introduces a role for informational arbitrage, whereby some traders will invest resources to become informed about the mispricing, with hopes of profiting from it. For detailed information on programs, curricula, and faculty, see the School's web site. It is desirable that students are familiar with the Solver add-on to Excel. By the end of the course, students should be able to read and understand the discussions of economic issues in The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, or the Congressional Budget Office. Specifically, we will look at education, housing, the social safety net, migration, and the job market. D.) as well as interdisciplinary degrees in Public Policy (M. Students focus on one of seven discrete areas of study including accounting, economic analysis and policy, finance, marketing, operations information and technology, organizational behavior, and political economy. Required math background includes ability to solve linear and quadratic equations in one unknown, to solve two simultaneous linear equations, basic differential calculus, ability to work with Excel spreadsheets. Key topics include long-run economic growth, technological change, wage inequality, international trade, interest rates, inflation, exchange rates, and monetary policy. We will look at inequality in income, some of its potential sources, and its effects in other areas.Interdisciplinary themes of critical analytical thinking, creativity and innovation, and personal leadership development differentiate the Stanford M. Completing short problem sets will require acquiring basic knowledge of R. Concepts will be presented in the context of leading examples of internet and technology platforms such as online advertising, computing technology platforms (e.g.