Charles Hadlock


Charles Hadlock


Charles Hadlock is a Visiting Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

He is currently the Frederick S. Addy Distinguished Chair in Finance at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University where he has taught since 1998. He has previously taught at the University of Virginia (Associate Professor Commerce, 2004-2005), the University of Illinois (Assistant Professor of Finance, 1997-1998), the University of Florida (Assistant Professor of Finance, 1994-1997), the University of Michigan (Visiting Professor, 2002-2008) and the University of Chicago (Visiting Professor, 2010-2020). He received his PhD in economics (1994) from MIT and his BA in economics and mathematics (1989) from the University of Michigan.

At Michigan State he has won ten college-wide teaching awards for his instruction in the Executive and Full-time MBA programs and in the undergraduate honors program. He received the 2011 and 2014 Michael Brennan Prize for the best paper published in the Review of Financial Studies. In 1997 he won the Merton Miller prize for the most outstanding research published in the Journal of Business. He was a recipient of a distinguished referee award at the Review of Financial Studies in 2016.  

His research is concentrated in the areas of corporate finance, management incentives and labor markets, capital structure and financial intermediation. His papers have appeared in leading journals in finance, economics, and accounting including the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Business, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the RAND Journal of Economics.

Over his career he has supervised over twenty doctoral dissertations.