Dr Benjamin Hammer

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance - Lancaster University Leipzig


Dr Benjamin Hammer is a member of the Accounting & Finance Department at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) and a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Accounting & Finance at Lancaster University in Leipzig, Germany.

He joined LUMS in 2020 from HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management where he served as Assistant Professor of Finance and Executive Director of the Center for Corporate Transactions & Private Equity (CCTPE). He was a visiting scholar at Concordia University (Montréal, Canada) and Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, USA).

Dr Hammer's research focuses on private equity and venture capital and has been published in highly-ranked outlets such as the Journal of Corporate Finance or the British Journal of Management. His research was recognized with the Larry Lang Corporate Finance Best Paper Award at the EFMA Annual Meeting 2015 and the BAI award for excellent dissertations in the field of alternative investments. At HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Dr Hammer was honored as Best Lecturer in 2018 and obtained a Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship as well as the HHL Research Award.

He is a regular speaker at academic and practitioner conferences. His work was presented at, for example, the European Finance Association Annual Meeting, SuperReturn and Invest Europe Investors' Forum.

Dr Hammer studied at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Leipzig, Germany) and Tulane University (New Orleans, USA) as a scholarship holder of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. He completed his PhD in finance with distinction in 2017. Prior to his time in academia, Dr Hammer worked in consulting and investment banking.