Robin K. Chou, Distinguished Professor of Finance, was named Associate Dean for Research at College of Commerce, National Chengchi University (NCCU).
Dr. Chou’s academic research has focussed on investments, market microstructure and behavioral finance. His work has been published widely in renowned international journals. Research areas explored by Professor Chou include the efficiency of market structure designs, the effect of market liberalization, the trading behavior and biases of different trader types, and how investor sentiment affects stock returns.
Professor Chou taught previously at Yuan Ze University, National Central University (NCU) and has been teaching at NCCU since 2010. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from NCCU, an MBA degree from University of California, Riverside, and a doctoral degree from the University of Iowa. At NCCU, he received the Outstanding Research Award from 2012 through 2016, and the Outstanding Teaching Award in 2014 and 2015. He won the Outstanding Scholar Award from the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology from 2012 through 2016.
Prof. Chou is also an experienced academic administrator. He has served as the Chair of Finance Departments at NCU and NCCU. Starting from August 2017, he was appointed Associate Dean for Research at College of Commerce, NCCU, accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB. Prof. Chou starts a strategic research advancement program to form several research focus groups within the College, to develop two to three research areas that have the potential to be eventually ranked among the top in their respective academic disciplines.
His Experience at UCR Business’s AGSM:
As an international student who just arrived in the U.S., Dr. Chou truly appreciated AGSM for providing a friendly internationally oriented environment, in which he was able to adapt to his new academic life effortlessly. He majored in Accounting and Finance and passed the CPA exam on the first try, thanks to the rigorous academic training he received at AGSM. Dr. Chou said, “Riverside is a nice place to live, which offers all the large city perks with a small town charm.”
He made some great friends at UCR School of Business with whom he still keeps in touch with today.