Analyzing a million syllabi

The good people at the Open Syllabus Project looked at over a million syllabi and extracted citations and other metadata from them, including textbooks and journal articles.

The top general book in finance is “A Random Walk Down Wall Street”, the top textbook is “Corporate Finance” by Ross and the most assigned journal article is “Capital Structure” by Stewart Myers. For complete results, please read on.

A random walk down Wall Street

Most popular general books

Title Author
A Random Walk Down Wall Street Malkiel, Burton Gordon
Irrational Exuberance Shiller, Robert J.
When Genius Failed : The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management Lowenstein, Roger
Capital Ideas : The Improbable Origins of Modern Wall Street Bernstein, Peter L.
Inventing Money : The Story of Long-Term Capital Management and the Legends Behind It Dunbar, Nicholas

Most popular textbooks

Text Author
Corporate Finance Ross, Stephen A.
Investments Bodie, Zvi
Principles of Corporate Finance Brealey, Richard A.
Fundamentals of Corporate Finance Ross, Stephen A.
Fundamentals of Financial Management Brigham, Eugene F.
Essentials of Investments Bodie, Zvi
Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives Hull, John, 1946
Real Estate Case, Frederick E.
Financial Management : Theory and Practice Brigham, Eugene F.
Corporate Finance Berk, Jonathan B.
Fundamentals of Corporate Finance Brealey, Richard A.
Financial Modeling Benninga, Simon
Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management Reilly, Frank K.
Analysis for Financial Management Higgins, Robert C.
Personal Financial Planning Gitman, Lawrence J.
International Financial Management Eun, Cheol S.
Multinational Business Finance Eiteman, David K.
Intermediate Financial Management Brigham, Eugene F.
Multinational Financial Management Shapiro, Alan C.
Asset Pricing Cochrane, John H.
Principles of Managerial Finance Gitman, Lawrence J.
Foundations of Financial Management Block, Stanley B.
Financial Reporting & Analysis Revsine, Lawrence
Derivatives Markets McDonald, Robert L.
Financial Markets and Institutions Madura, Jeff
An Introduction to Derivatives and Risk Management Chance, Don M.
The Econometrics of Financial Markets Campbell, John Y.
Agency Costs of Free Cash Flow, Corporate Finance and Takeovers Jensen, Michael C.
Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets Hull, John, 1946
Spreadsheet Modeling in Corporate Finance Holden, Craig W.

Most popular journal articles

Title Author Journal
Capital Structure Myers, Stewart C. The Journal of Economic Perspectives
Debt and Taxes Miller, Merton H. The Journal of Finance
The Capital Structure Puzzle Myers, Stewart C. The Journal of Finance
Portfolio Selection Markowitz, Harry The Journal of Finance
Capital Asset Prices: A Theory of Market Equilibrium Under Conditions of Risk Sharpe, William F. The Journal of Finance
Are Investors Reluctant to Realize Their Losses Odean, Terrance The Journal of Finance
Efficient Capital Markets: A Review of Theory and Empirical Work Fama, Eugene F. The Journal of Finance
An Intertemporal Capital Asset Pricing Model Merton, Robert C. Econometrica
Long-Run Stock Returns: Participating in the Real Economy Ibbotson, Roger G., Chen, Peng Financial Analysts Journal
Investor Psychology and Asset Pricing Hirshleifer, David The Journal of Finance
Multifactor Explanations of Asset Pricing Anomalies Fama, Eugene F., FrencH, Kenneth R. The Journal of Finance
A Yield Premium Model for the High-Yield Debt Market Altman, Edward I. Financial Analysts Journal
The Long-Run Performance of Initial Public Offerings Ritter, Jay R. The Journal of Finance
Risk, Return, and Equilibrium Fama, Eugene F. Journal of Political Economy



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