The Studies in Applied Finance series is under the general direction of Professor Steve H. Hanke, Co-Director of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and Study of Business Enterprise (hanke@jhu.edu) and Dr. Hesam Motlagh (hnekoor1@jhu.edu), a Fellow at the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and Study of Business Enterprise.

Recent Submissions

  • Investment Thesis for Advanced Metallurgical Group (AEX: AMG) 

    Subramanya, Anshul (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2017-07)
    Advanced Metallurgical Group (Euronext: AMG) is a global critical materials company headquartered in the Netherlands. AMG produces specialty metals, alloys, and high performance materials such as ferrovanadium antimony, ...
  • Investment Thesis for PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) 

    Wu, María Belén (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2017-06)
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is a global food and beverages company, most commonly known by its famous brands such as Pepsi-Cola and Frito-Lay. Using historical performance data, we have determined through a Probabilistic ...
  • Investment Thesis for Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe I Gazownictwo (WSE: PGN) 

    Hanke, Steve H.; Motlagh, Hesam; Subramanya, Anshul (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2017-03)
    This working paper is an in-depth financial analysis of Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo (PGNiG), a Polish state-controlled oil and natural gas company. Our analysis examines the economic trends and commodity movements ...
  • Investment Thesis for Kite Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: KITE) 

    Semenkow, Samantha (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2017-03)
    This working paper is an in-depth analysis of Kite Pharma, Inc. The analysis examines the economic factors that impact Kite Pharma’s underlying business fundamentals. This analysis is then combined with a proprietary ...
  • Investment Thesis for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) 

    Mabie, Alexander (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2017-02)
    This working paper is an in-depth analysis of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. The analysis examines the economic factors that impact Chipotle’s underlying business fundamentals. This analysis is then combined with a proprietary ...
  • Investment Thesis for International Business Machines Corp. 

    Krishnan, Shiv (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-11)
    The working paper is an in-depth financial analysis of International Business Machines (IBM). Our analysis examines the change in IBM’s business from a traditional hardware and software services provider to a cognitive ...
  • Single-name Credit Default Swaps: A Review of the Empirical Academic Literature 

    Culp, Christopher L.; van der Merwe, Andria; Stärkle, Bettina J. (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-09)
    Single-name credit default swaps (“CDSs”) are derivatives based on the credit risk of a single borrower such as a corporation or sovereign. Although the single-name CDS market expanded rapidly during the period of loose ...
  • Investment Thesis for Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALDX) 

    Hua, William (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-07)
    This working paper is an in-depth analysis Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. Our analysis examines the factors that impact ALDX’s underlying business. This economic analysis is then combined with our unique net present value (NPV) ...
  • Investment Thesis for Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: GILD) 

    Johannesson, Stephen (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-07)
    This working paper is an in-depth analysis of Gilead Sciences, Inc. Our analysis examines the economic factors that impact Gilead’s underlying business and how the firm has adapted to these ever-changing factors. This ...
  • Investment Thesis for Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE:WHR) 

    Canezin, Ashley (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-07)
    This working paper is an in-depth analysis of Whirlpool Corporation. (WHR). Our analysis examines historical performance, important acquisitions, and predictions of future performance. We combine our economic analysis with ...
  • Investment Thesis for AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group (EuroNext: AMG) 

    Prokos, Philip (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-07)
    This investment thesis is an analysis of Advanced Metallurgical Group, a global critical materials company. Our analysis examines the economic trends and factors that affect AMG, and how they adjust to these changes. This ...
  • Investment Thesis for Pilgrim’s Pride, Corp. (NYSE:PPC) 

    Bushnell, Charles (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-07)
    This working paper is an in-depth analysis of Pilgrim’s Pride, Corp. (PPC). Our analysis examines the chicken cycle, commodity prices, and the economic factors that impact Pilgrim’s Pride’s underlying business. We combine ...
  • Investment Thesis for Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) 

    Nguyen, Tu (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-06)
    This working paper is an in-depth analysis of Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. Our analysis examines the economic factors that impact GALT’s underlying business and how GALT has adapted to these everchanging factors. This ...
  • Investment Thesis for Intel Corporation (NYSE: INTC) 

    Kumar, Vinitha (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-06)
    This working paper is an in-depth analysis of Intel Corporation. Our analysis examines on the factors that impact Intel’s underlying business. This economic analysis is then combined with our proprietary, Hanke-Guttridge ...
  • Investment Thesis for Honeywell International, Inc. (NYSE: HON) 

    Jie, Charles (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-06)
    This working paper is an in-depth analysis of Honeywell International Inc. Our analysis examines the economic factors that impact Honeywell’s underlying business and how Honeywell has adapted to these ever-changing factors. ...
  • Investment Thesis for Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MHK) 

    Shin, James (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-04)
    This working paper is an in-depth financial analysis of Mohawk Industries, a US-based flooring company. Our analysis examines the economic factors that impact Mohawk’s underlying business and how Mohawk has adapted to these ...
  • Investment Thesis for GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) 

    Hubner, Gui (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-06)
    This working paper is an in-depth analysis of GameStop Corporation, a US Based Gaming and Technology retailer. Our analysis examines the economic factors that impact GameStop’s underlying business and how GameStop has ...
  • Investment Thesis for Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) 

    Serafini, Alex (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2017-06)
    This investment thesis for Biogen, Inc. is one in a series on Applied Financial Economics that focuses on company valuations. The authors are mainly students at The Johns Hopkins University and The Johns Hopkins School of ...