Maurice Tse received a Ph.D. in Finance from Michigan State University. In 1988, when still a Ph.D. candidate, he won the All-University-Excellence in Teaching Award as a graduate course instructor. Maurice joined the School of Business at Indiana University in 1989. In 1991, he also obtained a professional qualification as an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA). Maurice's teaching has mainly been concerned with telling students how to get rich slowly but surely instead of getting rich fast.
Maurice has also been involved in teaching and consulting services to professional institutions. Since 1995, he has been an external assessor for the University Grants Committee. In 1996, while on staff at HKUST, Maurice taught the Professional Course for Equity Options Practitioners and the Diploma Course in Derivatives and Risk Management for the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. In 1993 and 1994, he served on one of the Examination Committees in the Society of Actuaries. In 1991, he prepared the 1991 Housing Affordability Report for the Housing Finance Authority, State of Indiana, USA, to assist the state in complying with Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations.
Maurice has wide research interests, which include the effects of government regulations on the volatility and the wealth transfer in financial markets, asset pricing, corporate finance, and risk management. His current research focuses on the valuation of hybrid mortgage, signaling and corporate acquisitions, market structure and return volatility in Hong Kong, the commercial real estate market adjustment process, and the U.S. and Japanese Currency and Stock Market Responses to Japanese Merchandise Balance of Trade Announcements