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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

Chair, Department of Finance, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2012 to present
Hoeft Professor of Business, University of Illinois, 2004 to present
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., Chen, H., Lakonishok, J. 2013. Mutual fund investment styles. In T. Daniel Coggin and Frank J. Fabozzi (Ed.), Handbook of Equity Style Management, 359-406. John Wiley & Sons, Inc..

Chan, K., Dimmock, S., Lakonishok, J. 2009. Benchmarking money manager performance: Issues and evidence. Review of Financial Studies, 22: 4553-4599

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

Service Activities

Editorial board, International Review of Finance, 2015-present
External advisor, City University of Hong Kong, 2015-present
Theme Convenor, Enhancing Hong Kong's Strategic Position as a Regional and International Business Centre, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2012-present
Ex officio member, Hong Kong research Grants Council, 2010-present
Chair (founding) of Business Studies Panel, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2009-present

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.