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Faculty of Economics

Lin Peng is to join the Economic faculty as a visiting professor and director of research.


Professor Lin Peng

Professor Peng’s diverse research interest covers the area of social networks, behavioural finance, ESG, and corporate governance. Her research has been published in leading economics and finance journals. Currently she is the Krell Chair Professor in Finance at Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York.

She is an associate editor for the Journal of Empirical Finance and Financial Management, and an editorial board member of the Financial Management Association Survey and Synthesis Series.

She has organised many international conferences and presented her papers at numerous conferences and academic institutions. She is a recipient of many research grants and awards, which includes the United Nation-Sponsored Principal of Responsible Investing grant and the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance Research Award. She won many faculty recognition awards for research and teaching excellence. Her work has also been featured by Reuters, Institutional Investor, and UNPRI newsletters.

Professor Peng says “I am delighted about the opportunity to interact and collaborate with the faculties in economics and further develop her research on the effect of social networks in financial markets and corporate long run sustainability. It is a great opportunity.”

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She will be teaching the new MPhil FE course F550 in the Lent term, Research Methods and Topics in Finance, in which she will introduce students to empirical research in finance. She will cover topics such as empirical asset pricing, trading and liquidity, anomalies and behavioural finance, social networks, and ESG.

Dr. Toke Aidt is a University Reader and Director of the Keynes Fund at the Faculty of Economics. He says: “I am delighted to welcome Professor Peng as a visiting professor. She has many years of experience in research and teaching, and it will be wonderful to work with her over the next year. She will play a great contribution within the University of Cambridge to building on the success we have enjoyed.”



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Behavioural Finance


Corporate Governance

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