John R. M. Hand is a pioneer in documenting the inefficiency of the stock market with respect to accounting information. His current research centers on return predictive signals, hedge fund performance, academic discovery, and venture-backed companies.
He is co-author of Intangible Assets: Values, Measures and Risks (Oxford University Press, 2003) with Baruch Lev of New York University.
Dr. Hand has twice won the American Accounting Association’s competitive manuscript competition. He received the 2013 UNC Kenan-Flagler Weatherspoon Award for MAC Teaching and the 2008 Weatherspoon Distinguished Award for MBA Teaching.
Dr. Hand served as associate dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler’s top-ranked Master of Accounting Program from 2007-2011.
He serves as treasurer on the board of trustees of Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill.
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.