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Eric Chan

Assistant Professor

Department:     Accounting

Research Areas:     Accounting - Managerial

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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 and the Behavioral Research in Accounting doctoral seminar. His research focuses on using experimental methods to examine issues related to incentive contracting, performance measurement and evaluation, and managerial decision-making.



Journal of Management Accounting Research (JMAR) Outstanding Reviewer Award


McCombs BBA Faculty Honor Roll


McCombs BBA Faculty Honor Roll


McCombs BBA Faculty Honor Roll 


Member of Society for Teaching Excellence at UT Austin


Outstanding Paper Award at Management Accounting Section Midyear Meeting

Eric W. Chan, Jeremy B. Lill, and Victor S. Maas. May 2023. Promote Internally or Hire Externally? The Role of Gift Exchange and Performance Measurement Precision.  Journal of Accounting Research 61(2): 493-530.

Eric W. Chan, and Jeremy B. Lill. March 2023.

The Effects of Explicit versus Implicit Targets on Worker Performance, Reciprocity, and Trust and the Role of Peer Benchmarking.

Journal of Management Accounting Research 35(1):69-91.

Eric W. Chan, John H. Evans, III, and Duanping Hong. Nov 2022. Losers of CEO Tournaments: Incentives, Turnover, and Career Outcomes. The Accounting Review 97(6): 123-148.

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.