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Louis K.C. Chan

Professor of Finance and Department Chair and Hoeft Professor of Business


Educational Background

Ph.D., Finance and Applied Economics, University of Rochester, 1984
M.S., Applied Economics, University of Rochester, 1982
B.B.A., University of Hawaii, 1979

Positions Held

Hoeft Professor of Business, University of Illinois, 2004-2011
Professor of Finance, University of Illinois, 2000-2011
Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Illinois, 1988-1993
Associate Professor of Finance, University of Illinois, 1994-1999
Assistant Professor of Finance, Cornell University, 1983-1988
Assistant Lecturer, University of Rochester, 1981-1982

Recent Publications

Chan, K., Chan, K., Jegadeesh, N., Lakonishok, J. Forthcoming. Earnings Quality and Stock Returns. Journal of Business

Ikenberry, D., Chan, K., Lakonishok, J. , Lee, S. 2008. Are All Analysts Alike? Identifying Earnings Forecasting Ability. Journal of Investment Management, 6: 1-19

Chan, K., Karceski, J., Lakonishok, J. 2007. Analysts" Conflicts of Interest and Biases in Earnings Forecasts.. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 42: 893-913

Teaching and Research Interests

Teaches courses in multinational business and investments.

Research focuses on empirical analysis of the behavior of stock returns; the impact of institutional equity trading; comparative analysis of stock market structures; risk and portfolio optimization.