John R. M. Hand’s research, teaching and consulting interests are in the intersection of finance, accounting and entrepreneurship. His current research focuses on understanding and optimizing accounting-based trading strategies in hedge fund contexts.
He was a pioneer in documenting the inefficiency of the stock market with respect to accounting information, winning the 1988 American Accounting Association manuscript competition for his paper “A Test of the Extended Functional Fixation Hypothesis.” His research has been published in many of the premier journals, and he twice won the American Accounting Association’s competitive manuscript competition for his scholarship.
Dr. Hand is co-author with Baruch Lev of New York University of Intangible Assets: Values, Measures and Risks (Oxford University Press, 2003).
He received the 2008 UNC Kenan-Flagler Weatherspoon Distinguished Award for MBA Teaching. Before he joined UNC Kenan-Flagler, he served on the faculty at Yale University and the University of Chicago.
He received his PhD and his MBA with honors from the University of Chicago. He earned his B.Sc. at the Bristol University, England, where he graduated first in his class and with highest honors.