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Research Interests

Behavioral Finance, Social Networks, FinTech, Market Structure, and ESG and Corporate Governance

Selected Publications

Published Papers

Kuchler, T., Li, Y., Peng, L., Stroebel, J. and Zhou, D. Social Proximity to Capital: Implications for Investors and Firms, Review of Financial Studies, forthcoming (2022)
Liu, H., Peng, L. Tang, T. Retail Attention, Institutional Attention, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, forthcoming (2022)
Peng, L., Teoh, S. H., Wang, Y., Yan, J. Face Value: Trait Impressions, Performance Characteristics, and Market Outcomes for Financial Analysts, Journal of Accounting Research, forthcoming (2022)
Jiang, L., Liu, J., Peng, L. and Wang, B. Investor Attention and Asset Pricing Anomalies, Review of Finance, forthcoming (2021)
Hua, J., Peng, L., Schwartz, R. A. and Alan, N. S. Resiliency and Stock Returns, Review of Financial Studies vol 33(2) (2020) pp. 747-782

Recent Activities

Video Coming Soon: Decentralized Finance and ESG: Better or Worse?
The Janeway Institute, The Keynes Fund and The Faculty of Economics are co-organising a panel event, "Decentralized Finance and ESG: Better or Worse?". The event will be held on Wednesday 18th May at 5pm-6.30pm BST (UK), in the Bradfield Room, Darwin College, University of Cambridge and livestreamed. Please register your interest asap.
Published on - Tuesday 10th May 2022

Face Value: the importance for financial analysts
Professor Peng has applied social psychology and machine learning techniques to study the importance of first impressions about Financial Analysts, and found perceived trustworthiness and dominance improve forecast accuracy.
Published on - Thursday 21st April 2022

Lin Peng's research on Lottery Stocks quoted in the FT
Research by Visiting Professor Lin Peng, Director of Research at the Faculty of Economics, and Fellow at Darwin College, has been quoted in the Financial Times. She and her co-authors analysed a vast digital database about stock trading flows and social media networks to study the phenomena of so-called “lottery stocks”.
Published on - Friday 10th December 2021

Networks Webinar Series - Lin Peng
The Janeway Institute hosts the Networks Webinar Series which is organised by George Charlson, Sanjeev Goyal, Matt Elliott and Akhil Vohra. For the talk on Friday 29th October 2021, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Lin Peng (Cambridge) will be the speaker.
Event Date - Friday 29th October 2021

New Faculty Director of Research
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.
Published on - Monday 18th October 2021

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

Social Networks in Economics and Finance (JHVJ)


MPhil F550 - Research Methods and Topics in Finance

Prof. Lin Peng

Visiting Professor,
Director of Research

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Contact Details
Room: 20
College: Fellow of Darwin College