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Areas of Interest

Finance, Accounting, and Strategy

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    No Time Like the Present

    July 23, 2020

    Talia Gillis’ work cuts a wide swath, one focus being the intersection of artificial intelligence and consumer loan discrimination. It’s driven by a question: “What does it mean for a credit pricing algorithm to discriminate?”

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    Value Innovation

    June 26, 2018

    During his nearly 10 years on the Harvard Law faculty, Holger Spamann S.J.D. ’09 has always enjoyed teaching corporate finance, but he’s also found it challenging. Some students have worked as traders at hedge funds or in private equity and others have been newly minted English majors who haven’t thought much about business concepts. The solution he has been exploring this year is a corporate finance course divided into four different modules, any of which students can opt out of depending on their knowledge level.

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    Finance meets humanities — really

    July 17, 2017

    As an economist, Professor Mihir Desai has gained recognition for his expertise in tax policy and international and corporate finance, but Desai--also a professor of finance at Harvard Business School --has set aside his usual academic work in a new book, “The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return.”