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This course focuses on important studies in the literature on contract theory and corporate finance theory. Contract theory papers that directly examine topics in corporate finance are studied. Contract theory, agency models, real option models, firm decision making under uncertainty and asymmetric information models with applications to financing decision and investment decisions are studied. By taking this course you will have a working knowledge of key papers in the applied contract theory and corporate finance literature; you will be exposed to solution methods to be used in future research; your ability to critically evaluate theoretical corporate finance models will be developed.