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Eric Chan

Assistant Professor

Department:     Accounting

Research Areas:     Accounting - Managerial

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Biography

Eric Chan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Accounting. He received his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh, and B.S. degrees in Accounting and Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., he worked as a senior auditor for Ernst & Young in Washington, DC. Professor Chan currently teaches the Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting in the Canfield Business Honors Program. His research focuses on using experimental methods to examine issues related to incentive contracting, performance measurement and evaluation, and managerial decision-making.

ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP & AWARDS

2021

Journal of Management Accounting Research (JMAR) Outstanding Reviewer Award

2021

McCombs BBA Faculty Honor Roll

2020

McCombs BBA Faculty Honor Roll

2019

McCombs BBA Faculty Honor Roll 

2018

Member of Society for Teaching Excellence at UT Austin

2016

Outstanding Paper Award at Management Accounting Section Midyear Meeting

Publications

Losers of CEO Tournaments: Incentives, Turnover, and Career Outcomes Eric W. Chan; John Harry Evans III; Duanping Hong The Accounting Review (2022)

Eric Chan and Xinyu Zhang. 2021. Understanding and Deterring Misreporting in Nonprofits: The Joint Effects of Pay Level and Penalty Type. The Accounting Review 96(4), 157-177.

Eric Chan, Steven J. Kachelmeier, and Xinyu Zhang. 2021. Working Longer but Not Harder: The Effects of Incentivizing Inputs versus Outputs in a Heterogeneous Workforce. The Accounting Review 96(5), 133-156.

Eric Chan. 2018. Promotion, Relative Performance Information, and the Peter Principle. The Accounting Review 93(3), 83-103.