Jan Hanousek Jr.

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

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.

Manuscripts in preparation

[1] Place your bets? The market consequences of investment research on Reddit’s Wallstreetbets with Daniel Bradley, Russell Jame, and Zicheng Xiao
Journal: 2nd Revise & Resubmit at Review of Financial Studies
Conferences: FARS Midyear Meeting, the Stockholm Business School (Future of Financial Information Webinar), Texas A&M Young Scholars Finance
Consortium, accepted at FMA Atlanta 2022, and SFA in Key West 2022

[2] Business Group Effects in the Creation and Resolution of Financial Distress with Stephen P. Ferris, Jan Hanousek, and Svatopluk Kapounek
Journal: Preparing for submission to Journal of Financial Economics
Conferences: EFMA in Lyon 2022, EFMA in Rome 2022, WEIA Portland conference, Baltic Economic Association: Annual meeting, SFA in
Key West 2022

[3] Peering into the Crystal Ball: The Information Content of Legislative Trading with Stephen P. Ferris, and Jan Hanousek
Conferences: presented at FMA European Meeting 2023, EFMA Annual Meeting 2023, Mendel international workshop, and CSE biannual conference. Also presented at Ball State Seminar.

[4] Almost won it all : The near-miss effect and future risk-taking activity with Jan Hanousek, Jakub Mikulka, and Jared Williams
presented at FMA European Meeting 2023

[5] A leopard never changes its spots: Persistency in retail investors’ behavior with Jan Hanousek
Conferences: Presented at EFMA Annual Meeting 2023

Work in progress

[6] Social networks and strategic behavior: Case of Political Inside Information
Conferences: presented at FMA in Atlanta 2022, presented at Florida Conference at FAU 2022.

[7] Insider trading in the corporate bond market and the market for political information