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Dirk Hackbarth

Associate Professor of Finance and Robert and Karen May Faculty Fellow

Educational Background

Ph.D., Finance, University of California at Berkeley, 2003
M.S., Finance, University of California at Berkeley, 2000
M.Sc., Economics, London School of Economics, 1998
B.S., Business Economics, University of Cologne, 1997

Positions Held

Robert and Karen May Faculty Fellow, University of Illinois, 2012-2013
Associate Professor of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008-2013
Visiting Associate Professor of Finance , London Business School, 2012
Adjunct Professor of Finance, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, 2011
Visiting Professor of Finance, Bonn Graduate School of Economics, University of Bonn, 2009-2011
Assistant Professor of Finance, Washington University in St. Louis, 2005-2008
Assistant Professor of Finance, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2003-2005

Recent Publications

Gu, L., Hackbarth, D. Forthcoming. Governance and Equity Prices: Does Transparency Matter? Review of Finance, forthcoming SSRN Abstract

Campello, M., Hackbarth, D. 2012. The Firm-Level Credit Multiplier. Journal of Financial Intermediation, 21: 446-472 SSRN Abstract

Hackbarth, D., Mauer, D. 2012. Optimal Priority Structure, Capital Structure, and Investment. Review of Financial Studies, 25: 747-796 SSRN Abstract

Hackbarth, D., Miao, J. 2012. The Dynamics of Mergers and Acquisitions in Oligopolistic Industries. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 36: 585-609 SSRN Abstract

Honors and Awards

Best Conference Paper Award, Rothschild Caesarea Center, IDC Herzliya, 2013
Robert and Karen May Faculty Fellow, University of Illinois, 2012-2013
List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students (B.S.), University of Illinois, 2011
WU Gutmann Center Research Fellow, Vienna University of Economics and Business, 2011
List of Teachers Ranked Outstanding by Their Students (B.S.), University of Illinois, 2010

Service Activities

Associate Editor, Management Science, 2013
Discussant, American Economic Association Meetings, San Diego, 2013
Discussant, China International Conference in Finance, Shanghai, 2013
Discussant, UBC winter Finance Conference, Whistler, 2013
Program Committee, European Winter Finance Conference, 2013
Presenter, Catolica-Lisbon joint with Nova and ISCTE-IUL; Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business; European School of Management and Technology; Georgia State University; Manchester Business School, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance; University of Illinois, Chicago; University of Porto; China International Conference in Finance, Shanghai (2 papers), 2013
Presenter, Financial Intermediation Research Society Meetings, Dubrovnik; LBS Summer Finance Symposium, London; New York Fed/NYU Stern Salomon Center Conference on Financial Intermediation, NBER Capital Structure Symposium, Boston; Rothschild Caesarea Center Annual Conference, Herzliya; SFS Finance Cavalcade, Miami; WFA Meetings, Lake Tahoe, 2013
Session Chair, China International Conference in Finance, 2013
Session Chair, Society of Financial Studies Finance Cavalcade, 2013
Co-Editor, Special Issue on Corporate Theory, Journal of Corporate Finance, 2012-2013
Program Committee, Napa Conference on Financial Markets, 2012-2013
Associate Editor, Journal of Corporate Finance, 2011-2013
Associate Editor, Quarterly Journal of Finance, 2011-2013
Program Committee, Utah Winter Finance Conference, 2010-2013
Associate Editor, Financial Markets and Portfolio Management, 2009-2013
Co-Editor, Finance Research Letters, 2009-2013
Associate Editor, Business Research, 2007-2013
Program Committee, Financial Intermediation Research Society, 2007-2013
Program Committee, European Finance Association, 2006-2013
Program Committee, Western Finance Association, 2006-2013
Presenter, Boston University; Copenhagen Business School; EDHEC, Nice; University of Geneva; University of Oxford; University of Pennsylvania (Wharton); University of Southern California; University of Washingto, Leland-Rubinstein Retirement Conference, Berkeley, 2012
Presenter, Carnegie Mellon University, New York University, Texas A&M University, University of Iowa, University of Mannheim, University of St. Gallen, AFA Mtgs, China International Conference in Finance, Conference on Liquidity Risk Mgt, EFA Mtgs, European Winter Finance Conference, Korea Institute of Finance Conference, NBER Corporate Finance Program Mtg, Utah Winter Finance Conference, WFA Mtgs, 2012
Co-Organizer, 7th Theory Workshop on Corporate Finance and Financial Markets, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, 2012
Session Chair, Washington University Corporate Finance Conference, 2012
Program Committee, Washington University Corporate Finance Conference, 2006-2012
Ad Hoc Referee, Journal of Financial Economics, 2005-2012
Ad Hoc Referee, Review of Financial Studies, 2004-2012
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Various academic journals, 2004-2012
Ad Hoc Referee, Journal of Finance, 2003-2012
Discussant, Western Finance Association, 2002, 2004, 2007-2009, 2012
Presenter, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Erasmus University-Rotterdam, University of Calgary, 4th Theory Workshop at Stanford University, Symposium on Finance, Banking, and Insurance,, University of California, San Diego, University of Notre Dame, University of Tilburg, Vienna University of Economics and Business, DGF Mtgs, Regensburg, FEA Conference, NBER Asset Pricing Program Mtg, 2011
Session Chair, Financial Management Association Meetings, 2010-2011
Program Committee, Symposium on Finance, Banking, and Insurance, 2008, 2011
Associate Editor, Business Research, 2007-2011
Program Committee, Financial Management Association, 2005-2008, 2011
Discussant, Down Under Finance Conference, University of Melbourne, 2010
Program Committee, European Financial Management Association, 2010
Presenter, AFA Meetings, Atlanta, EFA Meetings, Frankfurt, Forum on Corporate Finance, Australian National University, Monash University, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, European School of M, Vienna University of Economics and Business, 2010
Session Chair, European Finance Association, 2008-2010
Discussant, Financial Intermediation Research Society Meetings, 2008, 2010
Discussant, Financial Management Association Meetings, 2005, 2010
Discussant, American Finance Association, 2002, 2006-2010

Teaching and Research Interests

Capital Structure, Corporate Investment, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Real Options


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