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Hannes F Wagner
Professore Associato
Dipartimento di Finanza

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Hannes is Associate Professor of Finance at Bocconi University. He is a Fellow at the IGIER Institute for Economic Research and an appointed Member of the ECGI European Corporate Governance Institute. He holds a PhD in Finance from University of Munich, and a master and an undergraduate degree from University of Munich as well. Hannes conducts prize-winning research focusing on corporate finance, investor activism, corporate social responsibility, institutional investors, and corporate misconduct. His work has been published in leading academic journals, including the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Finance, and has been featured in the Economist, the Financial Times, and Harvard Business Review. His research has been sponsored by the Government Pension Fund of Norway (NBIM) in 2016. 

Curriculum Accademico

He is the recipient of several awards, including among others, the inaugural 2015 AAM CAMRI Prize in Asset Management for his research on hedge fund activism, the 2012 Best Paper award at the European Finance Association meetings for his research on family firm performance during the financial crisis, the 2014 award for Best Paper in Corporate Finance at the Southwestern Finance Association for his research on outside director compensation. Hannes has won multiple teaching awards while teaching executives and non-executives at Bocconi, Rotterdam School of Management, University of Oxford, the Duisenberg School of Finance, and University of Munich.


Aree di interesse scientifico

Shareholder activism, institutional investors, responsible investing, family firms, corporate misconduct, corporate governance, corporate finance



Family Firms and Labor Market Regulation, with Morten Bennedsen, Sterling Huang and Stefan Zeume, 2019, Review of Corporate Finance Studies, forthcoming.

  • Winner of the 2018 FFI Best Unpublished Research Honorable Mention Award

The Early Returns to International Hedge Fund Activism: 2000-2010, with Marco Becht, Julian Franks and Jeremy Grant, 2019, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, forthcoming.

The Value of Offshore Secrets – Evidence from the Panama Papers, with James O’Donovan and Stefan Zeume, 2019, Review of Financial Studies, forthcoming.

Do Institutional Investors Drive Corporate Social Responsibility? International Evidence, with Alexander Dyck, Karl Lins, Lukas Roth, 2018, Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming.

  • Runner-up of 2017 Investment for Impact Research Prize, Center for Responsible Business, Berkeley-Haas

Do Qualifications Matter? New Evidence on Board Functions and Director Compensation, with Viktar Fedaseyeu and James Linck, 2018, Journal of Corporate Finance, forthcoming.

  • Winner of 2014 Southwestern Finance Association Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance, Dallas

The Returns to Hedge Fund Activism: An International Study, with Marco Becht, Julian Franks, and Jeremy Grant, 2017, Review of Financial Studies 30, 2933-2971 (Lead Article).

  • Winner of the 2015 CAMRI Prize in Asset Management

The Survival of the Weakest: Flourishing Family Firms in Germany, with Julian Franks and Colin Mayer, 2015, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance 27, 27-35. 

Does Family Control Matter? International Evidence from the 2008-2009 Financial Crisis, with Karl Lins and Paolo Volpin, 2013, Review of Financial Studies 26, 2583-2619.

  • Winner of S.A.C. Capital Advisors Best Conference Paper Award presented at the 39th European Finance Association Annual Meeting, Copenhagen

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.