Dr Eric Tan

Senior Lecturer in Finance

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
e.tan@business.uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 32007

Overview

Eric is a senior lecturer in finance at the UQ Business School. He holds a PhD in finance from University of New South Wales and Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours) from Monash University. Eric is currently the postgraduate coordinator for the finance PhD program and being a member for Low and Negligible Risk (LNR) Ethics Review Panel.

Eric’s research interests lie in the areas of investments and fund managements, with a particular focus on institutional investors such as mutual funds and hedge funds. In recent years, he has also developed research interests in the area of corporate finance with emphasis on the role of media coverage and political connection. His research papers have been presented in both domestic and international finance conferences such as the American Finance Association (AFA) and European Finance Association (EFA). He has also been the recipient of numerous AFAANZ and internal research grants. His research has won the “Best Paper Award” at UWA Accounting and Finance Research Forum (2018), FIRN Annual Conference (2017), and New Zealand Finance Colloquium (2016). Eric’s research has been published in internationally peer-reviewed finance journals such as the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and European Journal of Operational Research.

Research Interests

  • Funds Management, Investments, Empirical Corporate Finance

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales

Publications

  • He, ZhengAi and Tan, Eric K. M. (2022). Shared experience in top management team and mutual fund performance. The Journal of Portfolio Management, jpm.2022.1.360. doi: 10.3905/jpm.2022.1.360

  • McCarten, Matthew, Diaz‐Rainey, Ivan, Roberts, Helen and Tan, Eric K. M. (2022). Political connections, tacit power and corporate misconduct. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. doi: 10.1111/jbfa.12603

  • Huang, Jiexiang, Roberts, Helen and Tan, Eric K. M. (2020). The media and CEO dominance. International Review of Finance, 22 (1), 5-35. doi: 10.1111/irfi.12338

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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