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Keep an eye on the road ahead when estimating cost of equity capital

Keep an eye on the road ahead when estimating cost of equity capital

Melissa Jackson

Estimating investment returns is tricky — especially, to paraphrase an old Danish saying, when dealing with the future.

Still, it comes with the territory when you're a financial manager tasked with evaluating the capital investment opportunities that will drive your firm’s strategies and determining which ones will maximize returns. One of the standard tools of the trade is cost of equity capital estimation (COEC). While this estimate strongly influences corporate capital budgeting decisions, exactly how it’s calculated and what assumptions drive the estimate can vary.  …

USMCA has important predecessor: NAFTA, professor says

USMCA has important predecessor: NAFTA, professor says

Carol Elliott

Notre Dame trade expert Jeff Bergstrand testified before the international trade commission that many of the expected effects of the proposed US-Mexico-Canada Agreement can be estimated using what we’ve already learned about the effects of free trade agreements.

As the Nov. 30 deadline approaches for signing the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), University of Notre Dame finance professor Jeffrey Bergstrand

Mendoza’s marketing major puts a strong emphasis on digital skills

Mendoza’s marketing major puts a strong emphasis on digital skills

Carol Elliott

As consumers cut cable TV cords and increasing rely on digital platforms for entertainment, information, purchasing and a range of other services, another trend is rapidly taking shape: Digital media is accounting for an increasing share of total advertising. To address this trend, Mendoza's Marketing Department is adding digital media coursework to its undergraduate and graduate offerings, and bringing Tim Bohling, a digital media specialist, on board to advise and teach.

Baseball and uncertainty: KC Royals analytics director to talk at Notre Dame

Carol Elliott

Daniel Mack, the senior director of quantitative analysis/amateur scouting for the Kansas City Royals professional baseball team, will deliver a talk, “You Always See Something New: Baseball and Uncertainty,” at the University of Notre Dame at 7 p.m. Oct. 11. The talk will take place in the Carey Auditorium located in the Hesburgh Library.…

AT&T, Sysco, Kohl’s among top companies featured in Notre Dame lecture series

Carol Elliott

Senior executives from some of the top companies shaping global trends in communications, retail, advertising, technology and entertainment are part of the 2018 Boardroom Insights Lecture Series that starts Sept. 7.

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The annual fall series, organized by the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, provides students and guests with the opportunity to hear first-hand stories of leadership, personal career paths, organizational changes and other insights from leaders with deep experience in their industries.…

Founding director of Columbia University's value investing program to lead Notre Dame's Institute for Global Investing

Carol Elliott

The University of Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI) has named Erin Bellissimo as managing director, effective Sept. 1.

Bellissimo will be responsible for setting the strategic priorities of the Institute and managing its operations, including developing and directing curriculum and programs, mentoring students, supporting faculty research, and building and facilitating relationships among the Institute’s key constituents.  She will work in collaboration with the NDIGI’s faculty director, finance professor Shane Corwin

Award recognizes business research for the common good

Award recognizes business research for the common good

Carol Elliott

The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business recently announced its annual list of Office of the Dean Mission Awards, which honor one or more faculty members for a specific research study that contributes to the common good.

The award is in recognition of Mendoza’s mission "to build a premier Catholic business school that fosters academic excellence, professional effectiveness and personal accountability in a context that strives to be faithful to the ideals of community, human development and individual integrity."  A committee made up of the chairs from each of the College’s five academic departments — Accountancy; Finance; IT, Analytics, and Operations; Management & Organization; and Marketing — along with the associate dean for faculty and research, select research papers that advance the mission. Each award provides $1,000 in cash.