David O. Beim

Bernstein Faculty Leader, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Ethics Fellow

Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics

Professor of Professional Practice

Finance and Economics

BA, Stanford, 1963; MPhil, Oxford, 1966

Joined CBS in 1991

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David Beim

Office
312 Uris

Phone
212-854-3484

E-mail
dob1@columbia.edu

Fax
212-316-9180

Teaching and research interest

Professor Beim had a 25-year career in investment banking, following which he became a professor in the Finance and Economics Division of Columbia Business School. He joined Columbia as an adjunct professor in 1989 and has been a full-time professor of professional practice since 1991. His areas of teaching include corporate finance, international banking and emerging financial markets.

He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in political science from Stanford, and he continued his education as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, earning a master’s in politics.

Beim’s Wall Street career included 10 years at First Boston Corporation (1966–75), where among other assignments he started and ran the project finance group. He served as executive vice president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States during 1975–77. Following that, he joined Bankers Trust Company to start and run its investment banking business. During 1978–87, he was executive vice president and head, corporate finance department, and member of the management committee at Bankers Trust. From 1987 to 1989, he was a managing director at Dillon Read & Co.

In 2000, Beim published a textbook with Charles Calomiris called Emerging Financial Markets. His articles include “Why are Banks Dying?” Columbia Journal of World Business, Spring 1992; “Beyond the Savings and Loan Crisis,” The Public Interest, Spring 1989; and “Rescuing the LDCs,” Foreign Affairs, July 1977. He has also written numerous papers on banking and finance in connection with consulting projects. These include “The Determinants of Bank Loan Pricing” (1996), “What Triggers a Banking Crisis?” (2001) and “Japan’s Internal Debt” (2002).

Beim serves as a director of a cluster of mutual funds managed by Merrill Lynch. His nonprofit work includes chairman of Wave Hill, former chairman of Outward Bound, trustee of Phillips Exeter Academy, member of the Council on Foreign Relations and governor of the West Chop Club.

Journal articles

Beyond the Savings and Loan Crisis In Public Interest (1989)
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CaseWorks

Champacoal: Spring 2011
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Yuval Ran and Israel Credit Lines: Spring 2011
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Gazprom: Spring 2011
Author(s): David Beim, Alexei Evgenev

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BancoSol: Spring 2011
Author(s): David Beim, Salvatore Bommarito

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Banco Itau: Summer 2011
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Equity Bank: The Real Thing?: Fall 2011
Author(s): David Beim, Murray Low

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Peregrine Investments: Spring 2010
Author(s): David Beim, Jon Hilsenrath

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Corporate Governance at Hewlett-Packard 1999-2005: Spring 2010
Author(s): David Beim, Ralph Biggadike, Franklin Edwards, Daniel Sorid

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Landsbanki Islands: Spring 2009
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Cablevision: Fall 2008
Author(s): David Beim, Frank Edwards

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Parker Petroleum in Crisis: Summer 2007
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Lindt & Sprungli AG: Summer 2008
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Books

Emerging Financial Markets (2000)
Author(s): David Beim, Charles Calomiris

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Working Papers

The Future of Chinese Growth Working paper (2011)
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Can the Euro Be Saved? Working Paper (2011)
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Europe and the Financial Crisis (2009)
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What Triggers a Systemic Banking Crisis? Working paper (2005)
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Bank Loan Pricing and the Cost of Equity (2004)
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Deposit Dollarization (2004)
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Japan's Internal Debt Working paper (2002)
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The Prime Premium: Is Relationship Banking Too Costly for Some? Working paper (1996)
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The Determinants of Bank Loan Pricing Working paper (1996)
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Term Structure and the Non-Cash Values in Bonds First Boston Working Paper Series (1992)
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Estimating Bond Liquidity First Boston Working Paper Series (1992)
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