Hannes specializes in empirical corporate finance. He is currently studying board compensation, the evolution of family firms, the relationship of managerial turnover to firm performance, and the impact of blockholders on firm performanc during the recent financial crisis. He has previously worked on the long-term evolution of ownership structures and on firms' decision on where to incorporate internationally. His work has been published in the Review of Financial Studies, the Review of Finance and the Journal of Corporate Finance. He has been awarded the S.A.C. Capital Advisors, L.P. Best Conference Paper Prize at the EFA 2012.
Hannes is a graduate of the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, where he earned a master's degree in business economics in 2001. He has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at London Business School and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He earned a doctorate degree in finance in 2005 from Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich and was a visiting doctoral student at the University of Oxford during 2004. Hannes joined the Bocconi faculty in 2007. In 2009, 2010 and 2011 he was rated as among the 20 best teaching faculty at Bocconi University.
Family firms, boards and managers, private equity, law and finance, financial regulation, corporate governance.
Does Family Control Matter? International Evidence from the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis, with Karl Lins and Paolo Volpin, 2013, Review of Financial Studies, forthcoming.
The Life Cycle of Family Ownership: International Evidence, with Julian Franks, Colin Mayer and Paolo Volpin, 2012, Review of Financial Studies 25, 1675-1712 (Lead Article).
Leverage and Pricing of Debt in LBOs,with Paolo Colla and Filippo Ippolito, 2012, Journal of Corporate Finance 18, 124-137.
Where do Firms Incorporate? Deregulation and the Cost of Entry, with Marco Becht and Colin Mayer, 2008, Journal of Corporate Finance 14, 241-256.
The Origins of the German Corporation Finance Ownership, and Control, with Julian Franks and Colin Mayer, 2006, Review of Finance 10, 537-585.