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Professor Allen Huang

PhD, Duke University
Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs)
Professor, Department of Accounting, HKUST Business School
Director, Karen Lee Student Mentoring Center
Associate Director, Center for Business and Social Analytics
Faculty Associate, Institute for Emerging Market Studies
Executive Committee & Faculty Associate, IAS Center for Quantum Technologies

Professor Huang joined HKUST in 2009 and has taught extensively at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as in executive education. Before joining HKUST, he was a quant researcher at the Quantitative Equity Strategy group in Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital in New York. Prior to that, he taught in Duke University’s undergraduate program and Duke University Fuqua School of Business MBA programs.

Professor Huang has also been involved in the executive education custom programs for HSBC, Swiss Re, Carter’s Global Sourcing, China Life (Overseas), China Banking Association, CMB International, Hana Financial Group, RI Advice, Hong Kong Pei Hua Education Foundation, etc. as well as open enrollment program at HKUST.

Professor Huang has won various teaching and professional awards, including Franklin Prize for Teaching Excellence (2011, 2017 & 2021), Dean’s Recognition of Excellent Teaching Performance (2009-2023 except no teaching in 2016) and Best Ten Lecturer (2011 and 2012).

Professor Huang’s research interests include fintech, big data, AI, blockchain, and securities regulation. His research has been published in some of the best scholarly journals including Journal of Finance, Management Science, The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Accounting Studies and Contemporary Accounting Research. Outside the academic circle, his research has also been featured in Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, CNBC, Harvard Law School Forum, Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, Centre for Economic Policy Research’s Policy Portal, CFO, and CFA Digest. He presents frequently in international accounting and finance conferences, and is regularly invited to review papers in scholarly journals. He is an editor of Journal of Business Finance & Accounting. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has cited Professor Huang’s academic research in revising the disclosure rules of publicly traded companies.

Professor Huang designed and taught the curriculum on Blockchain for the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s Enhanced Competency Framework for Banking Practitioners, as well as the curriculum for China Banking Association’s FinTech qualification. He also served as a judge for Shenzhen-Hong Kong Financial Collaborative Innovation Award, Fintech Initiative Award, and 2020 International Blockchain Olympiad.

Professor Huang was a keynote speaker at the Hong Kong Fintech Week. He has presented in universities and conferences in USA, Canada, Germany, France, Singapore, China and Korea. Professor Huang also co-chaired the Capacity Building Working Group of the Center of the Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group in Hong Kong.