Frederik P. Schlingemann is a 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. He is currently the H.R. and Betty Young Faculty Fellow in Finance at the University of Pittsburgh and a Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).

Frederik earned his doctorate 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 teaching awards.

Frederik’s research interests revolve around the question of optimal financing and investment decisions in corporations, particularly merger and acquisition related decisions. His current projects include private equity acquisitions and managerial retention, cross-border acquisitions, the effects of acquisitions on risk and uncertainty, and the relation between the stock market and the real economy.His research has been published in top academic journals like the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Banking and Finance. Furthermore, his research has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The Economist, Business Week, NPR, and the New York Times.

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