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Professor Joseph Fan

Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Statistics

Position: Professor (Part-time)
Email: joseph.fan@anu.edu.au
CV: CV (.PDF, 452KB)

Professor Joseph Fan


Professor Joseph Fan is a part-time professor of Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Applied Statistics of Australian National University. He is also Professor of School of Accountancy and Department of Finance, and Director of Center of Economics and Finance of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Before joining CUHK, he was on faculty of University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. He received his bachelor degree in economics from National Taiwan University, and Ph.D. degree in finance from University of Pittsburgh, USA.

Professor Fan is one of the most cited finance professors in Asia. He is an expert in finance and governance of emerging market corporations. He has done pioneer research in topics such as political connections of Chinese firms, organizational pyramids of state owned enterprises in China, ownership structure and stock valuation of Asian firms, succession of Chinese family businesses, and marriages and networks in Thailand. He has published many of his works in world top academic journals including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Accounting & Economics, and Journal of Accounting Research. His research has often been featured by global and regional media, including The Economist, New York Times, Asian Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and South China Morning Post.

Besides teaching and research, Professor Fan has been actively serving the academic and the business communities. He has organized numerous academic conferences, and regularly gives speeches in academic and business conferences. He is an advisory editor of Financial Management, and associate editor of Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies, Corporate Governance: An International Review, Journal of Corporate Finance, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, and Review of Finance. He is honorary director of Private Enterprise Governance and Development Centre of Renmin University of China. Hehas consulting activities with Asian corporations and international organizations including the World Bank and OECD. Professor Fan is married with two children.


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