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Louis K. C. Chan has been elected as the new chair of the Department of Finance, effective
August 16, 2012.
Chan is the Hoeft Professor of
Business, a position he has held since 2004. He first came to Illinois in 1988
as an assistant professor of finance. Before that he was an assistant professor
of finance at Cornell University.
Louis’s research focuses on the
behavior of prices in stock markets. His area of expertise is the application
of statistical methods to the study of financial markets. His articles in
leading finance journals have attracted widespread attention in the investment
management industry and received numerous awards, including the American
Association of Individual Investors Award and the Dodd-Graham Scroll of
Excellence. In addition, he has participated actively in applying investment
research through executive education and consultation with leading investment
managers in Europe and the U.S.
Chan earned a doctorate in finance
and applied economics and a masters in applied economics from the University of
Rochester. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Hawaii.