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Wen-Hsiu Chou

Wen-Hsiu Chou

Knight-Ridder Research Fellow

Associate Professor
Department of Finance

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 208B
Miami, FL 33199

P: (305) 348-2680
E: wchou@fiu.edu


  • PhD, Management Science
    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Master, Business Administration (Honors)
    Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Bachelor, Business Administration
    National Central University, Chung Li, Taiwan

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • International Finance

Professional Activities

Dr. Chou’s research interests include the role and behavior of institutional investors, international finance, corporate governance and empirical asset pricing. She has published articles in the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Financial Review, Managerial Finance and Review of Development Finance. Her recent research focuses on the decision-making of mutual funds and financial institutions. Dr. Chou has presented her papers in several academic and professional meetings, including Singapore International Conference on Finance, Asian Finance Association, and the Financial Management Association. Her teaching experience includes such courses as Financial Markets and Institutions, Global Financial Strategies, Principles of Finance, and Intermediate Finance.

Courses Taught

  • Corporate Finance
  • Finance Dissertation Preparation
  • Finance Doctoral¬†Independent Study
  • Finance Doctoral¬†Research Project
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Global Financial Strategy
  • International Financial Management
  • Ph.D. Dissertation

Refereed Journal Articles

Chou, W., Hurwitz, C., Chang, C., & Prakash, A. (2019). The Determinants of Firms' Global Diversification Decision. Applied Economics, 51(30).

Chou, W., Chang, C., & Dandapani, K. (2019). Do Corporate Working Capital Decisions Matter to Stock Return Volatility? Frontiers in Finance and Economics. (Accepted)

Chou, W. (., & Gao, W. (2015). Innovation Efficiency, Global Diversification, and Firm Value. Journal of Corporate Finance, 30.

Chou, W. (., Zaiats, N., & Zhang, B. (2014). Does Auditor Choice Matter to Foreign Investors? Evidence from Foreign Mutual Funds Worldwide. Journal of Banking & Finance, 46.

Chou, W. (., & Hardin, I. (2013). Performance Chasing, Fund Flows and Fund Size in Real Estate Mutual Funds. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. (Accepted)

Chou, W. (., Ke, D., & Xu, D. (2013). Market Conditions and Fund Flows: Evidence from Hedge Funds. International Journal of Banking and Finance, 10.

Chou, W., Hardin, I., Hill, M. D., & Kelly, G. W. (2013). Dividends, Values and Agency Costs in REITs. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 46.

Chou, W. (. (2012). Portfolio Preferences across Markets: Evidence from Mutual Fund Ownership. International Journal of Banking and Finance, 9(4).

Chang, C., Chou, W. (., & Jiang, X. (2012). International Diversification: Gain or Loss? International Journal of Finance. (Accepted)

Chou, W. (., & Hardin, I. (2012). The Corporate Governance Premium, Returns, and Mutual Funds. Financial Review, 47.

Chou, W., Das, P. K., & Rao, S. P. (2011). The value premium and the January effect. Managerial Finance, 37(6).

Chou, W., Ng, L., & Wang, Q. (2011). Are better governed funds better monitors? Journal of Corporate Finance, 17.

Chou, W., Ng, L., Sibilkov, V., & Wang, Q. (2011). Product market competition and corporate governance. Review of Development Finance, 1.


Chou, W., Ng, L., & Wang, Q. (2011). Are Better Governed Funds Better Monitors?

Chou, W., Ng, L., Zaiats, N., & Zhang, B. (2011). Auditor Choice, Information Shocks, and Foreign Mutual Funds.

Chou, W. (2009). Research Monographs.

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