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Diana Harrington

Professor

Babson Distinguished Professor of Finance
Academic Division: Finance
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Bio

Before coming to Babson College, Dr. Harrington was a professor at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration and taught at the graduate business schools at Northwestern University, Amos Tuck at Dartmouth College, and Iowa State University. She has written and taught extensively about long-term investments, and the uses of beta. Dr. Harrington has written more than 30 cases and several books, including Corporate Financial Analysis in a Global Environment, which is in its 7th edition, Case Studies in Financial Decision Making, The New Stock Market, Modern Portfolio Theory: the Capital Asset Pricing Model and Arbitrage Pricing Theory: A User's Guide. Dr. Harrington also serves as a trustee on the boards of mutual funds.

Academic Degrees

  • DBA, Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia
  • MS, Boston University
  • BA, College of William and Mary

Academic Interests

Corporate Finance; Mutual Fund Governance; Portfolio Management

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • FIN 7200: INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • FIN 4540: CORPORATE FINANCIAL STRATEGY

Publications

Books

  • Harrington, D.R. (2006). How to Evaluate Long Term Investments. New York, NY: Warren, Gorhman, Lamont, Inc.
  • Harrington, D.R. (2003). Corporate Financial Analysis in a Global Marketplace

Presentations

  • Liquidity and the New SEC Regulations for Mutual Fuds: The Board's Role
    Harrington, D. Liquidity and the New SEC Regulations for Mutual Fuds: The Board's Role task force, Chicago (2015)
  • Mutual Fund Presentation
    Harrington, D. Mutual Fund Presentation KPMG Audit Committee Institute Meeting, Boston, MA, USA (2006)
  • Mutual Fund Presentation
    Harrington, D. Mutual Fund Presentation KPMG Audit Committee Institute Meeting, Boston, MA, USA (2005)
  • Governance Issues
    Harrington, D. Governance Issues Mutual Fund Trustees Presentation , Boston, MA, USA (2004)
  • Governance Issues
    Harrington, D. Governance Issues Mutual Fund Trustees Presentation , New York, NY, USA (2004)
  • Teaching Accounting and Finance after the Accounting Scandals of 2002-2003
    Harrington, D. Teaching Accounting and Finance after the Accounting Scandals of 2002-2003 2003 European Applied Finance Association Conference, Venice, Italy (2003)