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 2018

    • FIN 7528 BEHAVIORAL FINANCE
    • FIN 3522 BEHAVIORAL FINANCE
    • FIN 7518 MANAGING PORTFOLIOS

Publications

Books

  • Harrington, D.R. (2006). How to Evaluate Long Term Investments: Handbook of Modern Finance, 5th Edition. Warren, Gorhman, Lamont, Inc..
  • Harrington, D.R. (2003). Corporate Financial Analysis in a Global Marketplace: Corporate Financial Analysis 7th Edition.

Presentations

  • Investments and the Evolution from EMH to Behavioral Investing Harrington, D. , . Legg Mason Partner Board Conference, New York (2016)
  • Liquidity and the New SEC Regulations for Mutual Fuds: The Board's Role Harrington, D. task force, Chicago (2015)
  • Mutual Fund Presentation Harrington, D. KPMG Audit Committee Institute Meeting, Boston, MA, USA (2006)
  • Mutual Fund Presentation Harrington, D. KPMG Audit Committee Institute Meeting, Boston, MA, USA (2005)
  • Governance Issues Harrington, D. Mutual Fund Trustees Presentation , Boston, MA, USA (2004)
  • Governance Issues Harrington, D. Mutual Fund Trustees Presentation , New York, NY, USA (2004)
  • Teaching Accounting and Finance after the Accounting Scandals of 2002-2003 Harrington, D. 2003 European Applied Finance Association Conference, Venice, Italy (2003)
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