• The University of Western Australia (M251), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Kam is currently an Associate Professor in Finance at the Business School, University of Western Australia. He is also the Graduate Research Coordinator for the PhD program at the UWA Busines School Accounting and Finance department for the 2022-2025 period.

Kam was previously a senior lecturer in finance at the University of Queensland (Australia) in 2010-2019, and a lecturer in finance at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) in 2006-2008. Between 2008 and 2010, he worked as an Assistant Vice President at the Risk Analytics Division, United Overseas Bank (UOB), Singapore. In 2011, he was a consultant to a financial services technology company based in Brisbane, Queensland.

Kam's research focuses on asset pricing, news announcements, capital markets, financial econometrics and political uncertainty. His research was published in premier finance journals including:

  • Chan, K., and Marsh, T., (2021). Asset pricing on earnings announcement days. Journal of Financial Economics
  • Chan, K., and Marsh, T., (2021). Asset prices, midterm elections and political uncertainty. Journal of Financial Economics

  • Chan, K., Gray, P., Gray, S. and Zhong, A. (2020). Political uncertainty, market anomalies and presidential honeymoon. Journal of Banking and Finance

  • Liu, M., Chan, K., and Faff, R., (2022) What can we learn from firm-level jump-induced tail risk around earnings announcements? Journal of Banking and Finance

Education/Academic qualification

Finance, PhD, University of Queensland


Award Date: 21 Apr 2006

Finance, MCom, Lincoln University


Award Date: 1 Feb 2002

Research expertise keywords

  • Asset pricing
  • Investment
  • News announcements
  • Capital markets
  • Financial econometrics


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