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Dirk Hackbarth
Professor of Finance
Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar
Faculty Fellow, Center for Finance, Law & Policy

Boston University
Questrom School of Business
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Email: dhackbar [at] bu [dot] edu
Tel: +1 (617) 3584206

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Profile Summary

Dirk Hackbarth is a Professor of Finance and an Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar at the Boston University Questrom School of Business, where he teaches courses in Financial Economics. He earned his PhD in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley; his MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science; and his Diplom in Business Economics from the University of Cologne. He is an internationally recognized researcher in the field of Corporate Finance and especially focuses on valuation of complex structures of risky cash flows. He is a former Director of the European Finance Association and serves on editorial boards of influential journals, such as Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Management Science, Review of Finance, and Review of Financial Studies.

Research Interests

Bankruptcy, Capital Structure, Governance, Investment, Law and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Product Markets, Real Options, Risk, Stock Returns, and Valuation.

Teaching Interests

Finance. Link to an interview: Dirk Hackbarth: Sharing Enthusiasm for the Field of Finance


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