Frederik P. Schlingemann is a full professor of finance at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. He served as the Finance Area Director (Chair) from 2009 to 2012 and has chaired the Doctoral and Research Committee at Katz since 2018. He held the Barry J. Epstein Faculty Fellowship from 2010 to 2016 and the H.R. and Betty Young Faculty Fellowship in Finance from 2018 to 2022. He is also a Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). In addition to his professorship in Pittsburgh, Frederik also held a part-time position as a full professor of corporate finance at the Rotterdam School of Management of the Erasmus University from 2010 to 2020.

Frederik earned his doctorate (PhD) in finance at the Ohio State University. His teaching interests are focused in the area of corporate finance. He has taught a variety of courses at the executive level in Manchester, Pittsburgh, Prague, and São Paulo. He also teaches the Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions courses in the undergraduate program, the full-time MBA and Executive MBA programs, and Doctoral Program at Katz, where he has won several awards for teaching excellence.

Frederik’s research interests revolve around the question of optimal financing and investment decisions in corporations, particularly M&A and corporate restructuring related decisions. His current projects include private equity acquisitions and managerial retention, cross-border acquisitions, the effects of acquisitions on risk and uncertainty, the relation between the stock market and the real economy, and ESG-driven divestment choices. His research has been published in top academic journals like the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Management Science. Furthermore, his research has been cited more than 9,000 times in Google Scholar and has been featured in, among others, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The Economist, Business Week, NPR, and the New York Times.

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