A Taxonomy of Selected Finance Theories

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Grace S. Thomson

Center for Excellence in Applied Research & Traning

Date Written: July 25, 2007


This document presents a taxonomy of selected finance theories developed in past 5 decades by academics, practitioners and scholars in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. A total of 14 theories and models are synthesized in this work, organized in five tables with the same structure: Theories of capital structure; capital budgeting and cost of equity; asset valuation, financial behavior and international finances.

Each table contains theories organized alphabetically with an indication of its germinal or current character. The description of the theory is accompanied by current examples of empirical research that updates or contradicts the theory and additional information about limitations, scope and opportunities of research.

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Thomson, Grace S., A Taxonomy of Selected Finance Theories (July 25, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1087583 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1087583

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