SemesterFall Semester, 2023
DepartmentMA Program of Public Finance, First Year MA Program of Public Finance, Second Year
Course NameWarren Buffett's Investment Methodology
InstructorLIN CHI-ANG
Course TypeElective
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Selective Lecture & Discussion Topics

  1. Finance and Investing

  2. Common Stocks

  3. Mergers and Acquisitions

  4. Buffett's Value Investing Rules

  5. Brk B

  6. Brk A

  7. Corporate Governance and Sustainability

  8. Circular Economy

  9. Circular Business Models

  10. Sustainable Finance

  11. Sustainable Derivatives

  12. Financial and Accounting Shenanigans

  13. Sustainability Report 

  14.  Sustainability Policy

  15. GDP and Circular GDP  


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant



Grades will be determined on the basis of the student’s performance in relation to a) class attendance and participation, b) two individual assignments, c) one group presentation on reviewing a Berkshire Hathaway company and d) one research report.

Class attendance and participation (10%)

Individual assignment (20%)

Group presentation (30%)

Final research report on Berkshire Circular Business Model (40%)


Textbook & Reference

(Required Texts)

(A) Cunningham, Lawrence A. The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America. Fourth Edition. 2015. (ISBN: 978-1-61163-758-8)

(B) Ross, Stephen A., Randolph W. Westerfield, and Bradford D. Jordan. Essentials of Corporate Finance. 10th ed., 2020. McGraw-Hill. 

(Reference Books) 

1. Brears, Robert C. Natutral Resource Management and the Circular Economy. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

2. De Angelis, Roberta.  Business Models in the Circular Economy: Concepts, Examples and Theory. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

3. Lin, Brian Chi-ang and Zheng, Siqi. (eds.) Environmental Economics and Sustainability. Oxford, UK: Wiley Blackwell, 2017.

4. Osterwalder, Alexander and Pigneur, Yves. Business Model Generation : A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2010.


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