Leeds School of Business

University of Colorado Boulder

Matthias Kahl

Assistant Professor • Finance

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Matthias Kahl is an Assistant Professor of Finance.

His research focuses on corporate finance, both from a theoretical and an empirical perspective. His main research areas are corporate restructuring, especially mergers and financial distress, and capital structure. He has also worked on the valuation of restricted stock.

His papers have been published in The Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Professor Kahl teaches courses in corporate finance in the undergraduate and evening MBA programs.

Teaching Interests

Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Valuation, Financial Markets and Institutions.


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., Economics, University of Pennsylvania
  • M. Phil., Economics, University of Cambridge
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