Dirk Hackbarth

Professor, Questrom School of Business

Dirk Hackbarth is currently a Professor of Finance at the Boston University Questrom School of Business. He is a former Director, and member of the Executive Committee, of the European Finance Association and appointed research associate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).  

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).