Christian von Drathen, PhD


Christian von Drathen
Assistant Professor, Finance and Managerial Economics
Email
(972) 883-5089
Education
PhD, London School of Economics (LSE), UK, 2014
MSc, Sloan Fellowship, London Business School, UK, 2007
MSc, London School of Economics (LSE), UK, 1991
Dipl. W.-Ing., Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany, 1990
Courses
FIN 6311 Valuation Models and Practices
FIN 6316 Private Equity Finance
Current / Recent Research
“Is There Really Excess Comovement? Causal Evidence from FTSE 100 Turnover”.
“Do Chair Independence and Succession Planning Influence CEO Turnover?”.
“How Do Corporate Boards Learn About CEO Ability? Evidence from Structural Estimation”.
“The Performance of Reverse Leveraged Buyouts in the UK” with F. Faleiro.
“The Performance of Private Equity-Backed Initial Public Offerings in Germany”.
“Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies”, contributor to 2nd edition, T. Copeland, T. Koller, and J. Murrin, McKinsey & Co, published by Wiley, 1994.

Citations in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and other financial media.
Awards and Recognition
Abraaj Capital Finance Research Studentship, LSE, 2011 – 2013
PhD Scholarship, LSE, 2008 – 2011
Coller Capital Award, best student paper in private equity, London Business School, 2007
PWC Sloan Fellowship Award, second price, London Business School, 2007
Terra Firma Capital Research Fellowship, 2007
McKinsey Research Fellowship, 1990 – 1991
Professional Organizations
American Finance Association
Society of Financial Studies
Western Finance Association
List of Published Works