John Hand

Robert March and Mildred Borden Hanes Distinguished Professor of Accounting at Kenan-Flagler Business School


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Kenan-Flagler Business School


John R. M. Hand is the Robert March and Mildred Borden Hanes Distinguished Professor at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

With wide ranging interests in accounting, entrepreneurship and finance, Dr. Hand’s current research focuses on equity analysts’ financial statement forecasts and valuation models, the identities and economic importance of multidimensional stock return predictive signals, and what hedge funds tell their investors.

He is co-author of "Intangible Assets: Values, Measures and Risks" (Oxford University Press, 2003) with Baruch Lev of New York University.

Dr. Hand has twice won the American Accounting Association’s competitive manuscript competition for his scholarship.

He teaches in the MBA, Masters of Accounting, Undergraduate, PhD and Executive Development Programs. He received the 2013 UNC Kenan-Flagler Weatherspoon Award for MAC Teaching and the 2008 Weatherspoon Distinguished Award for MBA Teaching.

Dr. Hand served as associate dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler’s top-ranked Master of Accounting Program from 2007-2011.

He serves as treasurer on the board of trustees of Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill.

He received his PhD and his MBA with honors from the University of Chicago. He earned his B.Sc. at the Bristol University, England, where he graduated first in his class and with highest honors.


Areas of Expertise

  • accounting
  • financial accounting


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