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Joel M. Stern is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stern Value Management, formerly Stern Stewart & Co, and the creator and developer of economic value added (EVA). He is a recognised authority on financial economics, corporate performance measurement, corporate valuation and incentive compensation and is a pioneer and leading advocate of the concept of shareholder value. [1] He is also active in academia, and in the media. [2]

Economic value added

In corporate finance, as part of fundamental analysis, economic value added (EVA) is an estimate of a firm's economic profit, or the value created in excess of the required return of the company's shareholders. EVA is the net profit less the capital charge ($) for raising the firm's capital. The idea is that value is created when the return on the firm's economic capital employed exceeds the cost of that capital. This amount can be determined by making adjustments to GAAP accounting. There are potentially over 160 adjustments but in practice only several key ones are made, depending on the company and its industry. EVA is a service mark of Stern Value Management.

Financial economics is the branch of economics characterized by a "concentration on monetary activities", in which "money of one type or another is likely to appear on both sides of a trade". Its concern is thus the interrelation of financial variables, such as prices, interest rates and shares, as opposed to those concerning the real economy. It has two main areas of focus: asset pricing and corporate finance; the first being the perspective of providers of capital, i.e. investors, and the second of users of capital.

Business valuation is a process and a set of procedures used to estimate the economic value of an owner's interest in a business. Valuation is used by financial market participants to determine the price they are willing to pay or receive to effect a sale of a business. In addition to estimating the selling price of a business, the same valuation tools are often used by business appraisers to resolve disputes related to estate and gift taxation, divorce litigation, allocate business purchase price among business assets, establish a formula for estimating the value of partners' ownership interest for buy-sell agreements, and many other business and legal purposes such as in shareholders deadlock, divorce litigation and estate contest. In some cases, the court would appoint a forensic accountant as the joint expert doing the business valuation.

After graduating from the University of Chicago's graduate program in Finance and Economics (MBA, Chicago-Booth, 1964), he joined the Chase Manhattan Bank where he ultimately ran Chase Financial Policy, their global consulting operation. During this time, he developed EVA. In 1982, after 18 years at Chase Manhattan, he started Stern Stewart.

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He is the author of two books and the co-author of six others – all in financial economics. He is the executive editor of the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance [3] and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Financial Management and Analysis .

The Journal of Applied Corporate Finance is a quarterly academic journal covering research in corporate finance, including risk management, corporate strategy, corporate governance, and capital structure. It also features roundtable discussions among corporate executives and academics on topics such as integrity in financial reporting. It was established in 1988 and is published by Wiley-Blackwell. The editor-in-chief is Donald H. Chew, Jr. From 2004 to 2013, the journal was owned by Morgan Stanley, but is now owned and operated by its editors and by Carl Ferenbach, a retired private equity investor.

He teaches at or has served on the adjunct faculties of several graduate business schools in America and abroad, including University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, [4] The University of Chicago (Chicago-Booth), the University of Cape Town, [5] Singapore Management University, [6] Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Universidad EAFIT, and the Lauder Business School. [7] He is also part of the Executive Advisory Committee of the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester and is a member of the University of Chicago's Council on the Graduate School of Business. [8]

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The Tepper School of Business is the business school of Carnegie Mellon University. It is located in the university’s 140-acre (0.57 km2) campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US.

University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

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His media involvements include being the financial policy columnist for the London Sunday Times [9] [10] and The Financial Times . He has also written for the Wall Street Journal editorial page, [11] the New York Times and Fortune amongst others. He also has appeared on national business news programs, including Bloomberg TV’s Taking Stock with Pimm Fox , [12] CNBC Asia’s Squawk Box [13] [14] , CNN’s Moneyline and Wall Street Week , where he was a rotating panelist for 17 years.

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  1. "Joel Stern appointed visiting professor at UCT Graduate School of Business". 2003-02-05. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  2. "GSB | Chicago: The Distinguished Alumnus Awards: Joel Stern". Archived from the original on 2013-01-23. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  3. "Journal of Applied Corporate Finance – Editorial Board". Journal of Applied Corporate Finance. CiteSeerX . doi:10.1111/(ISSN)1745-6622.
  4. "Joel Stern". Tepper School of Business. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  5. "Visiting Faculty & Teaching Fellows at the GSB". Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  6. "Faculty Profiles | Welcome to Lee Kong Chian School of Business (SMU)". Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  7. "Course of Pioneering Financial Expert Professor Joel Stern at Lauder Business School – Lauder Business School". Lauder Business School. 2014-09-30. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  8. "Council on Chicago Booth | The University of Chicago Booth School of Business". Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  9. Stern, Joel (October 3, 1999). "Boardroom controls give conglomerates a boost". The Sunday Times.
  10. Stern, Joel (May 23, 1999). "Why debt really doesn't give more value than equity". The Sunday Times.
  11. "Annual Reports and Stock Prices". Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  12. "Stern: The Fiscal Cliff Effect Will Be Negligible". Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  13. Holliday, Katie (2013-06-21). "It May Feel Overdone but Perhaps Sell-Off Is Justified". CNBC. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  14. "Central Bank Easing Sparks Stock Market-Economy Divide". CNBC. Retrieved 2016-03-21.