Shaw K. Chen

  • Interim Dean and the Alfred J. Verrecchia–Hasbro Inc. Leadership Chair in Business
  • Finance and Global Business
  • Phone: 401.874.4339
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  • Office Location: 350, Ballentine Hall



Dr. Shaw K. Chen is the Interim Dean and the Alfred J. Verrecchia–Hasbro Inc. Leadership Chair in Business. Prior to this position he was the associate dean of research and outreach, director of the Sandra Ann Morsilli Pacific-Basin Capital Markets Research Center, and professor of management science in the College of Business Administration at the University of Rhode Island.

He earned his Ph.D. in Statistics and Management Science from the University of Michigan Business School and an MA in Economics from National Taiwan University. Professor Chen also holds academic affiliations with National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan) and Zhognan University of Economics and Law (China). He specializes in business modeling, forecasting techniques, quality management and financial analyses.

Shaw K. Chen’s services to professional organizations include president for the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, president for the American Statistical Association’s Rhode Island chapter, vice president of Dcision Sciences Institute, board member of Asian Finance Association, vice president for the Chinese-American Professional Association, chairperson for Rhode Island Financial Service Symposium, principal investigator for Providence Journal’s annual special IMPACT 50 report, editorial board member on academic journals, among others.

Professor Chen has published extensively in research journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, Interfaces, The American Statistician, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Product & Brand Management, International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Business Forecasting, OMEGA: The International Journal of Management Science, International Journal of Medical Informatics, Global Finance Journal, Alpplied Economics, Managerial Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, Research In International Business and Finance, International Review of Economics and Finance and Financial Engineering and the Japanese Markets.