Fundamentals of Corporate Finance is an essential book for students in a variety of subject areas. The success of development policy often relies on the astuteness of policy makers to make the appropriate economic considerations. The author of this book, Julie Schaffner has acquired her AB at the University of Michigan and has completed her PhD at Yale University. She is now a successful professor and researcher in economics. She is an associate professor at Tufts University, and was formerly a senior research scholar at Stanford University. Julie Schaffner is an advisor for the International Monetary Fund and UNISCO, her work has often been focused on eradicating poverty in the developing world.