Dirk Hackbarth is currently an Associate Professor of Finance at Boston University School of Management, where he teaches courses in Corporate Finance. He is a current Director, and member of the Executive Committee, of the European Finance Association (since January 1, 2013). He earned both his PhD and MS in Finance at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; his MSc in Econometrics & Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics & Political Science; and a diploma in Business Economics at the University of Cologne.
As an internationally leading scholar in corporate finance, his research focuses on capital structure, corporate investment, mergers and acquisitions, and real options. His papers have been presented at many top-tier conferences, such as the annual meetings of the American, European, and Western Finance Associations, and published in a variety of prestigious journals, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Management Science, Review of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, and others. He currently serves as Advisory Editor of the Schmalenbach Business Review and Associate Editor of e.g. Financial Management, Journal of Corporate Finance, Management Science, and Review of Finance. Previously he was a co-editor of Finance Research Letters and 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).
Ph D, Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, Finance, 2003.
MS, Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, Finance, 2000.
MS, London School of Economics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, 1998.
Diplom, University of Cologne, Business Economics (Finance and Statistics), 1997.
Hackbarth, D., Financial Management, J. of Banking and Finance, J. of Economic Dynamics and Control, J. of Finance, J. of Financial Economics, J. of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, J. of Financial Intermediation, Review of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Papers. (January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013).
Hackbarth, D., Finance Research Letters, Editor. (July 1, 2009 - December 31, 2013).
Hackbarth, D., Journal of Corporate Finance, Corporate Finance Theory, Special Issue Editor. (July 1, 2012 - Present).
Hackbarth, D., Management Science, Associate Editor. (January 1, 2013 - Present).
Hackbarth, D., Review of Finance, Associate Editor. (September 16, 2013 - Present).
Hackbarth, D., Quarterly Journal of Finance, Associate Editor. (September 10, 2009 - Present).
Hackbarth, D., Financial Markets and Portfolio Management, Associate Editor. (April 8, 2009 - Present).
Meritorious Service Award for the Contributions as an Associate Editor, Management Science. (October 1, 2013).
Best Paper Award, Rothschild Caesarea Center Annual Conference, IDC Herzliya, Research. (May 20, 2013).
Robert and Karen May Faculty Fellow, College of Business, University of Illinois, Research. (July 1, 2012).
WU Gutmann Center Fellow, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Research. (June 1, 2011).
List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Students, University of Illinois, Teaching. (August 25, 2010).
Dean’s List of Excellence in Teaching, Indiana University, Teaching. (May 15, 2005).
Director (Elected), European Finance Association, 2014–2016.