Dirk Hackbarth

Professor of Finance, Questrom School of Business, Boston University

Dirk Hackbarth is currently a Professor of Finance and an Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar at the Boston University Questrom School of Business, where he teaches graduate courses in Financial Economics. He is a former Director, and member of the Executive Committee, of the European Finance Association and appointed research associate of CEPR and the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). He is a former co-editor of Finance Research Letters and serves as an associate editor of influential journals, such as Review of Finance and Review of Financial Studies.

He earned both his PhD and MS in Finance at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; his MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science; and a diploma in Business Economics at 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. Currently, his research interests include appraisal, bankruptcy, capital structure, corporate governance, executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions, and real options.

Dirk has given more than 150 invited talks on his work at conferences and research universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. His work has been published in a variety of academic journals, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Finance, and Review of Financial Studies, and has been covered by Harvard Law School Bankruptcy Roundtable, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, Law360, ProMarket, Tax Notes, and VOX.

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