Fan, Joseph P. H.

BA (National Taiwan); PhD (Pittsburgh)

Professor
Co-director, Centre for Economics and Finance
Deputy Director, Centre for Institutions and Governance

Contact

Department of Finance

Room 1204, 12/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 7839

pjfan@cuhk.edu.hk

Biography

Prof. Joseph Fan is Professor of School of Accountancy and Department of Finance of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He holds a PhD in finance of University of Pittsburgh, US and a bachelor’s degree in economics of National Taiwan University. Before joining CUHK in 2004, he was on faculty of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and University of Hong Kong.

Prof. Fan is a world leading expert and one of the most cited researchers in finance and governance of emerging market corporations (almost 11,000 citations in Google Scholar as of October 2015). His research topics cover organisational pyramids, finance, and governance of Chinese SOEs, and succession, marriage, ownership structure and governance of business families in Asia and China. He has published his research works in top academic journals, including Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Journal of Accounting Research. He is on the editorial board of several international journals, including Financial Management, Journal of Corporate Finance and Review of Finance.

Prof. Fan is author of The Family Business Map and several other books about family business governance and succession. His insights have been frequently cited by global business press, including The Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times.

Prof. Fan teaches executive courses and serves as a corporate governance expert for international organisations including OECD and the World Bank. He is married with two children.

Teaching Areas

Corporate Governance
Family Firm Governance

Research Interests

Corporate Governance
Family Firm Governance
Corporate Finance

  • Grants
    • “Family Ownership Structures and Corporate Policies: The Case of Family Trust (家族股權結構與公司政策:家族信託的研究)”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2012-2014
    • “Property rights, R&D Spillovers and Corporate Accounting Transparency in China (所有權,研發溢出與公司會計透明度)”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2011-2012
    • “Relationship-based Assets and Accounting Properties: Evidence from Corruption Cases in China (關系型資產與會計訊息特性:來自中國貪腐案件的証據)”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2010-2011
    • “Institutions and Firm Behaviors in Financial Distress (制度因素與財務困境中企業的行為)”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2009-2011
    • “The Succession of Family Firms in Asia (亞洲家族企業的繼承問題)”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2006-2008
    • “An International Comparison of Corporate Financial Policy (公司財務政策的國際比較)”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2003-2006