Jan Hanousek Jr., PhD.

Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Memphis, Fogelman College of Business


Jan Hanousek Jr., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Memphis, Fogelman College of Business.

His research interests include behavioral finance, insider trading, information asymmetry, corporate finance, applied finance, and economics/econometrics, while his teaching includes various topics from financial markets, the role of institutions, investments, and behavioral finance. Dr. Hanousek has published in Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Empirical Finance. His research has been featured in several media outlets like Bloomberg, Money.com, and New York Times. He won First Place in the Young Economist Award by the Czech Economic Society in 2022 for his work in political insider trading. He has a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of South Florida, an M.A. in Applied Economics from CERGE-EI, and an undergraduate degree in statistics from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University.

Published papers

Bradley, D., Hanousek Jr, J., Jame, R., & Xiao, Z. (2023). Place Your Bets? The Value of Investment Research on Reddit’s Wallstreetbets. The Review of Financial Studies, hhad098.

Hanousek, J., Jo, H., Pantzalis, C., & Park, J. C. (2022). A Dilemma of Self-interest vs. Ethical Responsibilities in Political Insider Trading. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-31.

Aabo, T., Hanousek Jr, J., Pantzalis, C., & Park, J. C. (2023). CEO personality traits and corporate value implication of acquisitions. Journal of Empirical Finance.

Selected working papers

The “Cinderella” Effect in Business Groups: Choosing which Subsidiary Firms to Support with Stephen P. Ferris, Jan Hanousek, Mark Flannery, and Svatopluk Kapounek

Peering into the Crystal Ball: The Information Content of Legislative Trading with Stephen P. Ferris, and Jan Hanousek

Early outcomes and future risk-taking: evidence from a large gambling provider with Jan Hanousek, Jakub Mikulka, and Jared Williams

𝕏 Bots and Earnings Announcements with Jan Hanousek and Konstantine Sokolov

Unmasking An Unseen Influence: Uninformed Retail Investors and Their Capital Market Effects with Stephen P. Ferris, Jan Hanousek and Jolana Stejskalová