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New Chair Holders in Economics and Finance Appointed at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

September 23, 2019

Toronto – Two professors at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have been appointed the new holders of academic chairs at the school. 

Lu Han, a professor of economic analysis and policy, will hold the Premier's Research Chair in Productivity and Competitiveness. In addition, Lu is a Chief Scientist with Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) and a research fellow at the school’s Centre for Real Estate and Urban Economics. She is also a Weimer Fellow at the Homer Hoyt Institute. She currently serves on the Board of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, and the Editorial Boards for Journal of Urban Economics, Real Estate Economics, Journal of Housing Economics, and Regional Science and Urban Economics. Lu’s research examines house price dynamics, market microstructure, green amenities, behavioural economics, productivity and competitiveness in the housing, brokerage and financial sectors, and related policies. She has published in leading economics, finance and real estate journals. Lu is a recipient of numerous research awards, including Mills Best Paper in Real Estate Economics in 2015. She is also a consistent winner of Rotman MBA teaching awards.

Bing Han, a professor of finance, will hold the TMX Chair in Capital Markets. His research focuses on behavioural finance, investments, and asset pricing. He has published in top finance and economics journals as well as practitioner-oriented journals. His research has been presented at many international and national conferences, and featured in mainstream media. He is a member of the research committee of the International Centre for Pension Management. He serves on the editorial boards of Financial Management, International Review of Finance, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Empirical Finance, and Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Chicago, Ohio State University and University of Texas at Austin. He has also worked for J.P. Morgan and served on the advisory board of a hedge fund.  

The appointments are for a five-year term beginning on July 1, 2019. 

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