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Dirk Hackbarth | Professor of Finance
Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar
Center for Finance, Law & Policy Faculty Fellow
CEPR Research Fellow | ECGI Research Member

Boston University Questrom School of Business
595 Commonwealth Avenue | Boston, MA 02215
Email: dhackbar @ bu . edu | Tel: (617) 358-4206

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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 an appointed research associate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). He provides service to 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.


12-2018 Commentary on ''Assessing Optimality of Corporate Short-Termism,'' VOX CEPR Policy Portal.
12-2018 Published in Journal of Financial Economics: ''Corporate Debt Maturity Profiles.''
11-2018 ProMarket blog post "Is Market Price Relevant for Minority Shareholder Appraisal Actions?"
10-2018 New Paper ''A Unified Model of Distress Risk Puzzles'' with Z. Chen and I. Strebulaev.
10-2018 ECGI Featured Paper on ''Does Transparency Increase Takeover Vulnerability?'' with Lifeng Gu.
09-2018 Commentary, ''Examining The Role Of Market Price In Appraisal: Part 1 & Part 2,'' with Bin Zhou.
08-2018 Harvard Law School Forum blog post on "Does Transparency Increase Takeover Vulnerability?"
08-2018 ProMarket blog post on "Can Horizontal Mergers Actually Boost Competition?"
07-2018 New Paper ''Does Transparency Increase Takeover Vulnerability?'' with Lifeng Gu.
06-2018 Appointed Advisor of the BU Questrom Graduate Finance and Investment Club (GFIC).
06-2018 New paper ''Passive Indexation of Active Funds,'' with Huangyu Chen.
03-2018 ECGI Featured Paper titled ''Does the Potential to Merge Reduce Competition?,'' with Bart Taub.
03-2018 Commentary, ''Effects of New Tax Law on Capital Structure and Cost of Capital,'' with Bin Zhou.
02-2018 ECGI Featured Paper titled ''Optimal Short-Termism,'' with Alejandro Rivera and Tak Wong.
02-2018 Published in Review of Finance: "Financing Asset Sales and Business Cycles.''
01-2018 Published in Review of Financial Studies: ''Inflexibility and Stock Returns.''

Research Interests

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

Teaching Interests

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


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