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Dirk Hackbarth
Professor of Finance
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 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.


11-2021 Accepted, Journal of Financial Economics: ''A Unified Model of Distress Risk Puzzles''
05-2021 Forthcoming, Management Science: "Optimal Short-Termism''
04-2021 Forthcoming, Management Science: "Does the Potential to Merge Reduce Competition?''

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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