Daniel Chi

J. Daniel Chi, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Finance

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Daniel Chi is chair of the Department of Finance in the Lee Business School at UNLV. He served as the inaugural director of UNLV’s Master of Science in Quantitative Finance (MSQF) program between 2019 and 2022. He has broad research interests, including corporate finance, product-market competition, financial markets, and behavioral finance. He has taught a wide range of finance classes at the undergraduate and graduate level, including corporate finance, investments, financial modeling, and financial markets and institutions. His research has appeared in respected finance journals, such as the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Financial Management. He regularly presents his research at international conferences and seminars.

Chi has been a recipient of UNLV Department of Finance’s Research Award and Teaching Award. He has been a reviewer for numerous reputable finance journals. He is a former Associate Editor for Emerging Markets Finance and Trade and a former Associate Editor for Decision Sciences. He is active in community engagement and currently serves as the CFO and Vice President for Nevada Center on Foreign Relations. Before joining UNLV in 2011, he was a tenure-track finance professor at Arizona State University and North Dakota State University. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from Texas A&M University. Before joining academia, Chi had professional experience in international business, marketing, business analysis, and operations management.