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Department of Finance
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MC 520, Mailbox 35
Champaign IL 61820

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dhackbar@illinois.edu

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Dirk Hackbarth

Associate Professor of Finance and Robert and Karen May Faculty Fellow

Education

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

Research Interests

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

Research

Journal Articles

"The Firm-Level Credit Multiplier" M. Campello, D. Hackbarth, Journal of Financial Intermediation, (21) July, 3 446-472 2012.
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"The Dynamics of Mergers and Acquisitions in Oligopolistic Industries" D. Hackbarth, J. Miao, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, (36) April, 4 585-609 2012.
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"Optimal Priority Structure, Capital Structure, and Investment" D. Hackbarth, D. Mauer, Review of Financial Studies, (25) March, 3 747-796 2012.
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"Governance and Equity Prices: Does Transparency Matter?" L. Gu, D. Hackbarth, Review of Finance, forthcoming 2012.
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"Liquidity Mergers" H. Almeida, M. Campello, D. Hackbarth, Journal of Financial Economics, (102) December, 3 526-558 2011.
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"Corporate Bond Credit Spreads and Forecast Dispersion" L. Güntay, D. Hackbarth, Journal of Banking and Finance, (34) October, 10 2328-2345 2010.
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"Determinants of Corporate Borrowing: A Behavioral Perspective" D. Hackbarth, Journal of Corporate Finance, (15) September, 4 389–411 (Lead Article) 2009.
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"Managerial Traits and Capital Structure Decisions" D. Hackbarth, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, (43) December, 4 843-881 2008.
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"Stock Returns in Mergers and Acquisitions" D. Hackbarth, E. Morellec, Journal of Finance, (63) June, 3 1213-1252 2008.
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"Can the Tradeoff Theory Explain Debt Structure?" D. Hackbarth, C. Hennessy, H. Leland, Review of Financial Studies, (20) September, 5 1213-1252 2007.
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"Capital Structure, Credit Risk, and Macroeconomic Conditions" D. Hackbarth, J. Miao, E. Morellec, Journal of Financial Economics, (82) December, 3 519-550 2006.
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Working Papers

"Asymmetric Information and the Pecking (Dis)Order" P. Fulghieri, D. Garcia, D. Hackbarth, 2013.
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"Granularity of Corporate Debt" J. Choi, D. Hackbarth, J. Zechner, 2013.
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"Does the Dearth of Mergers Mean More Competition?" D. Hackbarth, B. Taub, 2013.
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"Real Options and Risk Dynamics" D. Hackbarth, T. Johnson, 2012.
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"Capital Structure, Product Market Dynamics, and the Boundaries of the Firm" D. Hackbarth, R. Mathews, D. Robinson, 2012.
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"Financial Distress, Stock Returns, and the 1978 Bankruptcy Reform Act" D. Hackbarth, R. Haselmann, D. Schoenherr, 2012.
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"Corporate Investment and Financing Dynamics" D. Hackbarth, D. Sun, 2012.

Chapters in Books

"Financing Decisions" J. Gider, D. Hackbarth, Chapter 21, pp. 393-412 In Behavioral Finance, (Eds: Kent Baker and John Nofsinger), John Wiley & Sons: New York, 2010.

Honors and Awards


Best Conference Paper Award , Rothschild Caesarea Center, IDC Herzliya , 2013


Robert and Karen May Faculty Fellow , University of Illinois , 2012-2013


WU Gutmann Center Research Fellow , Vienna University of Economics and Business , 2011


List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students (B.S.) , University of Illinois , 2011


List of Teachers Ranked Outstanding by Their Students (B.S.) , University of Illinois , 2010


Best Conference Paper Award , Swiss Society for Financial Market Research , 2009


List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students (B.S.) , University of Illinois , 2009


List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students (Ph.D.) , University of Illinois , 2009


Campus Research Board's Travel Grant , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , 2008


Best Conference Paper Award (Runner-Up Prize) , European Finance Association , 2006


Dean’s List of Excellence in Teaching , Indiana University-Bloomington , 2004-2005


Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship , John M. Olin Foundation , 2002


Campus-Wide Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor , University of California-Berkeley , 2001


 


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