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Eric Chan

Assistant Professor

Department: Accounting

Contact Information

CBA 4M.234

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 McCombs 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.
Publications
Eric Chan and Xinyu Zhang. 2021. Understanding and Deterring Misreporting in Nonprofits: The Joint Effects of Pay Level and Penalty Type. The Accounting Review, forthcoming.
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, forthcoming.
Eric Chan. 2018. Promotion, Relative Performance Information, and the Peter Principle. The Accounting Review 93(3), 83-103.
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Academic Leadership and Awards
Professional Awards
Fryrear Doctoral Fellowship ($25,000)2015
AAA / Deloitte / J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow2013
Ernst & Young Education Excellence Award Scholarship2004
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