Charles M. C. Lee is the Moghadam Family Professor of Management and Professor of Accounting at the Graduate School of Business (GSB), Stanford University. He is also the GSB’s R. Michael Shanahan Faculty Fellow for 2017-18.
From 2004 to July 2008, Dr. Lee was Managing Director at Barclays Global Investors (BGI; now Blackrock). As the firm’s Global Head of Equity Research and Co-Head of North America Active Equities, he led BGI’s world-wide active equity research team and was jointly responsible for its North American active equity business. During his tenure, the firm had over $300 Billion USD in active equity strategies. He joined Stanford GSB as a Visiting Professor in July 2008 while continuing to serve as a Senior Consultant to BGI, and became a full-time faculty member in July 2009.
Professor Lee has been either Editor or Associate Editor of a number of academic journals in accounting and finance, including: The Accounting Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Review of Accounting Studies, Management Science (Finance), and the Financial Analysts Journal.
Professor Lee received his BMath from the University of Waterloo (1981), and his MBA (1989) and PhD (1990) from Cornell University. He has been a faculty member at the Michigan Business School (1990-95) and the Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University (1996-2004). From 1995-96 he was Visiting Economist at the New York Stock Exchange. At Cornell he held the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professorship in Management and was Director of the Parker Center for Investment Research.
Prior to entering academic life, he spent five years in public accounting, the last three in the National Research Department of KPMG, Toronto, Canada. He holds a Certificate in Biblical Studies from Ontario Theological Seminary, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.