ECO440H5 • Advanced Topics in Financial Economics


This course deals with the following topics in financial economics: (1) Theoretical and empirical issues concerning the relevance of corporate financial structure; (2) Interactions between corporate investment and financing decisions; and (3) The role of the financial system and the legal system in economic development and growth. There is no required textbook. The course will rely quite extensively on readings of journal articles. A recommended book is: T. Copeland, J. Weston, K. Shastri, Financial Theory and Corporate Policy, Addison-Wesley, 2005, fourth edition.

ECO206Y5 (70%) and ECO208Y5 (70%) and ECO227Y5 (70%) and ECO358H5; or by permission of instructor.
Distribution Requirement
Social Science
Total Instructional Hours
Mode of Delivery
In Class
Program Area