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Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition


Real Companies, Real Data, Real Time

The Second Edition of Damodaran's CORPORATE FINANCE asks you to combine theory and data in order to make investment, financing and dividend decisions. But rather than making these decisions in a hypothetical environment, you analyze real data for real companies.

Access real data and additional resources on the Web!

The Second Edition features a greatly expanded and enhanced web site (, with many additional resources, including:

  • Links and support for the Real Companies, Real Time in-text exercises
  • Extra practice problems and solutions
  • Periodically updated data for the companies analyzed in the text
  • Excel Worksheets for problems in the text
  • Wall Street Journal Business Extra Reading Room (A set of articles and discussion questions related to various topics cited within the text.)
  • Online Study Guide (Students can purchase this eGrade-based tutorial online via the text's web site.)
  • Numerous instructor resources

Aswath Damodaran is a professor of finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University, and teaches the corporate finance and equity valuation courses in the MBA program. He received his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. His research interest lie in valuation and applied corporate finance.
He has published articles in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies, and has written two books on equity valuation (Damodaran on Valuation and Investment Valuation) and two on corporate finance (Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice and Applied Corporate Finance: A User's Manual). He has co-edited a book on investment management with Peter Bernstein (Investment Management) and is working on a book on investment philosophies.
He was a visiting lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1984 to 1986, where he received the Earl Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award in 1985. He has been at NYU since 1986, received the Stern School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award (awarded by the graduating class) in 1988, 1991, 1992, and 1999 and was the youngest winner of the University-wide Distinguished Teaching Award (in 1990). He was profiled in Business Week as one of the top twelve business school professors in the United States in 1994.
* Introduction to Corporate Finance
* The Objective in Corporate Finance
* The Time Value of Money
* Understanding Financial Statements
* Value and Price: An Introduction
* The Basics of Risk
* Estimating Hurdle Rates for Firms
* Estimating Hurdle Rates for Projects
* Estimating Earnings and Cash Flows on Projects
* Investment Decision Rules
* Investment Analysis with Inflation and Exchange Rate Risk
* Project Interactions, Side Benefits and Side Costs
* Investments in Non-Cash working Capital
* Investments in Cash and Marketable Securities
* Investment Returns and Corporate Strategy
* An Overview of Financing Choices
* The Financing Process
* The Financing Mix
* The Optimal Financing Mix
* Financing Mix and ChoicesDividend Policy
* Analyzing Cash Returned to Stockholders
* Beyond Cash Dividends: Buybacks, Spin Offs and Divestitures
* Valuation: Principles and Practice
* Value Enhancement: Tools and Techniques
* Acquisitions and Takeovers
* Option Applications in Corporate Finance