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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 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.


11-2017 Appointed as new Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
10-2017 Posted new working paper on ''Optimal Short-Termism'' with Alejandro Rivera and Tak Wong.
10-2017 Appointed as new Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).
09-2017 Blog post on Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.
08-2017 Accepted at Journal of Financial Economics: ''Corporate Debt Maturity Profiles.''
08-2017 Editorial for Special Issue titled: "The Future of Corporate Financing in Europe."
06-2017 Accepted at Review of Finance: "Financing Asset Sales and Business Cycles.''
06-2017 Comment on NBC Boston: ''FTC Seeks to Block FanDuel, DraftKings Merger.''
04-2017 Accepted at 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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