Dirk Hackbarth

Professor
Questrom School of Business

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Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
M.S., Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
M.S., London School of Economics
Diplom., University of Cologne

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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 Corporate Finance. He is a current Director, and member of the Executive Committee, of the European Finance Association. He is an expert in various areas of… Read more

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 Corporate Finance. He is a current Director, and member of the Executive Committee, of the European Finance Association.

He is an expert in various areas of corporate financial management and especially valuation of contingent claims and risky cash flows. His research interests include bankruptcy, capital structure, corporate governance, law and finance, mergers and acquisitions, product markets, real options, and valuation.

As an internationally leading scholar in corporate finance, he has given more than 150 invited talks on his research at many top-tier conferences, such as the annual meetings of the American, European, and Western Finance Associations, and at many premier 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.

Dirk currently serves as Advisory Editor of Schmalenbach Business Review and Associate Editor of e.g. Financial Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Management Science, and Review of Finance. Previously he was a Co-Editor of Finance Research Letters and more recently a Guest Co-Editor of a Special Issue on “Corporate Theory” for the Journal of Corporate Finance.

Previous appointments include the May Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Finance (tenured in 2008), College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; visiting positions at the Bonn Graduate School of Economics (BGSE), the London Business School (LBS), the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH); and the Gutmann Center Research Fellow at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).

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  • Federal Trade Commission Seeks to Block FanDuel, DraftKings Merger

    June 19, 2017

    NBC Boston quoting Dirk Hackbarth, Questrom School of Business “Federal regulators are challenging the planned merger of FanDuel and DraftKings, saying the combination of the two largest daily fantasy sports sites would create a company controlling more than 90 percent of the market…” Expert quote: “If anything, more companies should start entering and more companies […]

  • AB InBev and SABMiller combine into one mega-brewery

    September 29, 2016

    Marketplace Dirk Hackbarth, Questrom School of Business The merger of the world’s largest and world’s second largest brewers was agreed upon by shareholders today. Expert quote: “The price of beer is not going to go down,” he said. “I doubt it’s going to be $25 a can, but while you might not see the price […]

  • Walsh calls on IndyCar to step up to the plate

    July 7, 2016

    WCVB-TV Dirk Hackbarth, Questrom School of Business View video of expert Dirk Hackbarth

  • Bankruptcy Law Changes Impact Equity Prices

    August 4, 2015

    Bankruptcy News Dirk Hackbarth, Questrom School of Business “The complex dynamics of bankruptcy affect not only the cost of debt but also the cost of equity, according to a recent study. The study, which was conducted by Dirk Hackbarth of Boston University, Rainer Haselmann of Goethe University and David Schoenherr of London Business School, looks […]

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