The Best Widely-Used Corporate Finance Textbook

  • 5th Edition.
    • Always free online.
    • Preview Online Now.
    • Final version expected August 2022.
    • Printed paperback copies from Amazon for $60 (750 pages) — in late August

FAQ

A quick read. Please do not email me unless you have read the FAQ first.

Slides

Teaching slides used in a UCLA intro course for MFE students in 2017

On-Line Testing

Two Good Choices Now:

  • syllabus.space: student self-testing, course administration;
  • accepi: supported, universal, affordable.

Extended MFE Support Materials

based on the R Statistical Computing Language, courtesy of Yuxing (Paul) Yan (SUNY Geneseo). Highly Recommended. (support materials.)

with extra programming and data resources. Data Sets: 100 Large Stocks in 2005 100 Large Stocks in 2015.

(Updates for 5th Ed in 2022: I will add some more visual and audio multi-media content, with ed.movie. This will include some humourous videos, like the ones linked below, as well as a podcast version of some chapter [to see if there is interest]. The Book Cover for the 5th edition.)

Full Instructor Support

Instructor materials are available only to legitimate instructors for university-registered courses, never to students under any circumstances. If you have the required credentials, please contact ivo.welch@anderson.ucla.edu for access.

Check out the coverage and feature comparison for Berk-Demarzo, Brealy-Myers-Allen, Ross-Westerfield-Jaffe, and Welch, and the instructor preface for some further perspectives and comparisons.

I also posted my 2018 presentation to the FMA why this book is the best there is at here.

Companion

I have various other chapters (e.g., on empirical capital structure in the U.S., governance, international finance, and options), but they are not yet well formatted. Use at your own risk: companion 2020.

Investments

An old writeup, but still the right way to teach the CAPM, but never fully developed.

Your Own E-Quizzes

If you have a set of quizzes with multiple choice or numerical answers that you designed yourself and that you would like to be coded into an online platform and that you would be happy to share with other instructors, we will code them for you into syllabus.space.

FMA

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