Dirk Hackbarth

Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics

Professor of Finance

Department of Finance

595 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

United States

http://people.bu.edu/dhackbar/

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Research Fellow

London

United Kingdom

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Research Member

c/o the Royal Academies of Belgium

Rue Ducale 1 Hertogsstraat

1000 Brussels

Belgium

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

33

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Scholarly Papers (33)

1.

Managerial Traits and Capital Structure Decisions

EFA 2004 Maastricht Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 03 Feb 2003
Dirk Hackbarth
Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics
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Behavioral Finance, Financing and Investment Policy, Real Options

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Stock Returns in Mergers and Acquisitions

Swiss Finance Institute Research Paper No. 06-1, EFA 2006 Zurich Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 03 Mar 2006
Erwan Morellec and Dirk Hackbarth
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics
Downloads 2,532 (6,397)
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takeovers, real options, stock returns, firm-level betas

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Capital Structure, Credit Risk, and Macroeconomic Conditions

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 23 Apr 2003
Jianjun Miao, Dirk Hackbarth and Erwan Morellec
Boston University - Department of Economics, Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
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Dynamic Capital Structure, Credit Spreads, Macroeconomic Conditions

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Determinants of Corporate Borrowing: A Behavioral Perspective

14th Annual Utah Winter Finance Conference
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 13 Aug 2004 Last Revised: 12 May 2009
Dirk Hackbarth
Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics
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Behavioral corporate finance, capital structure, debt overhang, real options

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Citation 20

Corporate Debt Maturity Profiles

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 30 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2017
Jaewon Choi, Dirk Hackbarth and Josef Zechner
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance, Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics and Vienna University of Economics and Business
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Capital Structure, Debt Structure, Debt Maturity

Corporate Debt Maturity Profiles

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12289
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 11 Sep 2017
Jaewon Choi, Dirk Hackbarth and Josef Zechner
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance, Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics and Vienna University of Economics and Business
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Capital Structure, Debt Maturity, Debt Structure

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Can the Tradeoff Theory Explain Debt Structure?

AFA 2005 Philadelphia Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 05 Jan 2005
Dirk Hackbarth, Chris Hennessy and Hayne E. Leland
Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics, London Business School and University of California, Berkeley - Walter A. Haas School of Business
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Banking, Capital Structure, Priority Structure, and Contingent Claims Pricing

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Corporate Bond Credit Spreads and Forecast Dispersion

EFA 2007 Ljubljana Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 21 Mar 2006 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2010
Levent Guntay and Dirk Hackbarth
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics
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Analyst forecasts, Corporate bonds, Credit risk, Earnings volatility

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Optimal Priority Structure, Capital Structure, and Investment

Review of Financial Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 29 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2017
Dirk Hackbarth and David C. Mauer
Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte
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Priority Structure, Financial Contracting, Investment Policy, Real Options

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Citation 11

Liquidity Mergers

Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming, AFA 2010 Atlanta Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 18 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2012
Heitor Almeida, Murillo Campello and Dirk Hackbarth
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics
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Mergers and acquisitions, credit lines, cash, asset specificity, financial distress

Liquidity Mergers

NBER Working Paper No. w16724
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 31 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2021
Heitor Almeida, Murillo Campello and Dirk Hackbarth
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics
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The Dynamics of Mergers and Acquisitions in Oligopolistic Industries

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Forthcoming, EFA 2007 Ljubljana Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 05 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2012
Jianjun Miao and Dirk Hackbarth
Boston University - Department of Economics and Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics
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anticompetitive effect, industry structure, real options, takeovers

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The Optimal Mix of Bank and Market Debt: An Asset Pricing Approach

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 23 Mar 2003
Dirk Hackbarth, Chris Hennessy and Hayne E. Leland
Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics, London Business School and University of California, Berkeley - Walter A. Haas School of Business
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Banking, Capital Structure, Priority, Contingent Claims Pricing

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The Firm-Level Credit Multiplier

Journal of Financial Intermediation, Forthcoming, EFA 2008 Athens Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 29 Feb 2012
Murillo Campello and Dirk Hackbarth
Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics
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Credit Multiplier, Capital Structure, Financing Constraints, Investment, Real Options

The Firm-Level Credit Multiplier

NBER Working Paper No. w17805
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 03 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2021
Murillo Campello and Dirk Hackbarth
Cornell University - Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics
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Real Options and Risk Dynamics

Review of Economic Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 19 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2015
Dirk Hackbarth and Timothy C. Johnson
Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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real options, adjustment costs, risk premia

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Financial Distress, Stock Returns, and the 1978 Bankruptcy Reform Act

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 21 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2014
Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics, Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE and Princeton University, Bendheim Center for Finance
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financial distress, law and finance, shareholder recovery, stock returns

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Capital Structure, Product Market Dynamics, and the Boundaries of the Firm

AFA 2012 Chicago Meetings Paper
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 23 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 30 May 2014
Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics, University of Maryland - Department of Finance and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
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capital structure, corporate investment, organizational design, real options

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Asymmetric Information and the Pecking (Dis)Order

UNC Kenan-Flagler Research Paper No. 2012-6
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2020
Paolo Fulghieri, Diego Garcia and Dirk Hackbarth
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Colorado at Boulder - Leeds School of Business and Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics
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debt-equity choice, pecking order, asymmetric information, security design

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Corporate Finance Theory: Introduction to Special Issue

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 24 Oct 2014
Itay Goldstein and Dirk Hackbarth
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School - Finance Department and Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics
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Optimal Short-Termism

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 546/2018, Asian Finance Association (AsianFA) 2018 Conference
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 30 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2021
Dirk Hackbarth, Alejandro Rivera and Tak-Yuen Wong
Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics, University of Texas at Dallas - School of Management - Department of Finance & Managerial Economics and National Tsing Hua University - Department of Quantitative Finance
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Capital Structure, Contracting, Multi-Tasking

Optimal Short-Termism

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12588
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 16 Jan 2018
Dirk Hackbarth, Alejandro Rivera and Tak-Yuen Wong
Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics, University of Texas at Dallas - School of Management - Department of Finance & Managerial Economics and National Tsing Hua University - Department of Quantitative Finance
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Capital Structure, Contracting, Multi-tasking

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A Unified Model of Distress Risk Puzzles

Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 19-9
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 16 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2020
Zhiyao Chen, Dirk Hackbarth and Ilya A. Strebulaev
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Department of Finance, Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics and Stanford University - Graduate School of Business
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financial distress, distress risk premium, failure probability, structural model

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Governance and Equity Prices: Does Transparency Matter?

Review of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 10 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2012
Lifeng Gu and Dirk Hackbarth
The University of Hong Kong and Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics
Downloads 369 (98,424)
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Accounting Transparency, Corporate Governance, Firm Performance, Takeovers

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Citation 12

Inflexibility and Stock Returns

Review of Financial Studies, 2018
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 08 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2019
Lifeng Gu, Dirk Hackbarth and Timothy C. Johnson
The University of Hong Kong, Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Inflexibility, stock returns, risk premium, adjustment costs

Inflexibility and Stock Returns

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12441
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 20 Nov 2017
Lifeng Gu, Dirk Hackbarth and Timothy C. Johnson
The University of Hong Kong, Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Operating flexibility, real options, risk premia, Stock returns

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Financing Asset Sales and Business Cycles

Review of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 19 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2017
Marc Arnold, Dirk Hackbarth and Tatjana Xenia Puhan
University of St. Gallen - School of Finance, Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics and University of Mannheim - Department of International Finance
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Asset Sales, Wealth Transfer Problem, Leverage, Business Cycles, Real Options

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Granularity of Corporate Debt

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2017
Jaewon Choi, Dirk Hackbarth and Josef Zechner
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Finance, Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics and Vienna University of Economics and Business
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Capital Structure, Debt Structure, Debt Maturity

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Does the Potential to Merge Reduce Competition?

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 554/2018
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 08 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2018
Dirk Hackbarth and Bart Taub
Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Economics
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Competition, imperfect information, industry structure, market power, mergers

Does the Potential to Merge Reduce Competition?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12732
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 20 Feb 2018
Dirk Hackbarth and Bart Taub
Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics and Glasgow University
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Competition, Horizontal mergers, imperfect information, Industry Structure, market power

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Corporate Investment and Financing Dynamics

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 28 Aug 2015
Dirk Hackbarth and Dongming Sun
Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Downloads 175 (207,682)
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Capital Structure, Corporate Investment, Financial Flexibility, Real Options

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Does Transparency Increase Takeover Vulnerability?

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) - Finance Working Paper No. 570/2018
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 07 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 08 May 2019
Lifeng Gu and Dirk Hackbarth
The University of Hong Kong and Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics
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Corporate Governance, Takeovers, Transparency, Stock Returns

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Debt Maturity and the Leverage Ratcheting Effect

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 31 Dec 2019
Hayne E. Leland and Dirk Hackbarth
University of California, Berkeley - Walter A. Haas School of Business and Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics
Downloads 102 (316,610)
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Capital Structure, Leverage Ratcheting Effect, Debt Maturity, Dynamic Tax Tradeoff Model

Debt Maturity and the Leverage Ratcheting Effect

Finance, Vol. 40 No.3, 2019
Posted: 12 Feb 2020
Hayne E. Leland and Dirk Hackbarth
University of California, Berkeley - Walter A. Haas School of Business and Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics

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Capital Structure, Leverage Ratcheting, Debt Maturity, Commitment, Trade-off Theory

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Online Appendices to Capital Structure, Product Market Dynamics, and the Boundaries of the Firm

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 30 May 2014
Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics, University of Maryland - Department of Finance and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
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Online Appendix - Financial Distress, Stock Returns, and the 1978 Bankruptcy Reform Act

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 03 Nov 2014
Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics, Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE and Princeton University, Bendheim Center for Finance
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Financial distress, law and finance, shareholder recovery, stock returns

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Online Appendices to Financing Asset Sales and Business Cycles

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 24 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2017
Marc Arnold, Dirk Hackbarth and Tatjana Xenia Puhan
University of St. Gallen - School of Finance, Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics and University of Mannheim - Department of International Finance
Downloads 20 (621,514)

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Asset Sales, Wealth Transfer Problem, Leverage, Business Cycle, Real Options

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Inflexibility and Leverage

American Finance Association Meetings 2021
Posted: 07 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2021
Lifeng Gu, Dirk Hackbarth and Tong Li
The University of Hong Kong, Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics and The University of Hong Kong

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Capital Structure, Inflexibility, Distress Risk, Physical and human capital

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Active Sector Funds and Fund Manager Skill

Chen, Huangyu, and Dirk Hackbarth. "Active Sector Funds and Fund Manager Skill." The Journal of Portfolio Management 46, no. 8 (2020): 64-85. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3905/jpm.2020.1.172
Posted: 15 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2020
Huangyu Chen and Dirk Hackbarth
Boston University and Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics

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alpha, managerial skill, mutual funds, passive investing

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Asymmetric Information, Security Design, and the Pecking (Dis)Order

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10660
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Jun 2015
Paolo Fulghieri, Diego Garcia and Dirk Hackbarth
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Colorado at Boulder - Leeds School of Business and Boston University - Department of Finance & Economics
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asymmetric information, debt-equity choice, pecking order, security design