Handbook of the Economics of Finance: Corporate Finance

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Overview

In the 11 articles in this first of two parts, top scholars summarize and analyze recent scholarship incorporate finance. Covering subjects from corporate taxes to behavioral corporate finance and econometric issues, their articlesreveal how specializations resonate with each other and indicate likely directions for future research. By includingboth established and emerging topics, Volume 2 will have the same long shelf life and high citations that characterize Volume 1 (2003).

Volume 1A covers corporate finance: how businesses allocate capital - the capital budgeting decision - and how they obtain capital - the financing decision. Though managers play no independent role in the work of Miller and Modigliani, major contributions in finance since then have shown that managers maximize their own objectives. To understand the firm's decisions, it is therefore necessary to understand the forces that lead managers to maximize the wealth of shareholders

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Editorial Reviews

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"A scholarly compendium of contemporary research in Financial Economics which will be of great value not only for researchers in finance but also for researchers in many other of economics including money and banking, growth and development, international economics, public finance, and macro economics."

Edward C. Prescott, Nobel Laureate, Arizona State University

"This Handbook provides a timely and comprehensive account of the state-of-the-art of Financial Economics, including corporate finance and asset pricing, written by many of the leading names in their respective fields."

Harry M.Markowitz, Nobel Laureate, University of California, San Diego

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Meet the Author

Milt Harris is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Finance Association. He is past president of the Western Finance Association and the Society for Financial Studies.

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Table of Contents

1. Financial Intermediation, the Credit Markets, and Alternative Financial Systems

2. Financial Innovation and Securitization

3. Dynamic Security Design and Corporate Financing

4. Corporate Taxes

5. Executive Compensation and Firm Performance

6. Behavioral Corporate Finance

7. Law and Finance after a Decade of Research

8. Venture Capital and Private Equity

9. Endogeneity and other Econometric Issues in Empirical Corporate Finance

10. Entrepreneurship and Family Firms

11. Financing in Developing Countries

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