Leming Lin
Associate Professor of Business Administration


346 Mervis Hall
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Leming Lin joined the Katz Graduate School of Business in 2014 as an associate professor of finance. His research interests include empirical corporate finance and financial institutions. Specifically, his research focuses on understanding the supply- and demand-side determinants of corporate financing decisions. Leming’s work has appeared in the Journal of Financial Economics. Leming received his PhD from the University of Florida, where he taught the course of Equity and Capital Markets. Leming also holds a Master in Finance from Singapore Management University, and BS in Economics from Harbin Institute of Technology.

Courses Recently Taught

Equity and Capital Markets, University of Florida, 2012

Awards and Honors

  • 2014, Jensen Prizes (first place winners) for the best papers published in the Journal of Financial Economics in the areas of corporate governance and organizations in 2013
  • AFA Student Travel Grant 2008, Best Paper Award, 16th Conference on the Theories and Practices of Securities and Financial Markets, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan


  • PhD in Finance, 2014, University of Florida
  • MSc in Finance, 2009, Singapore Management University
  • BA in Economics, 2006, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Recent Publications

Collateral and the Choice between Bank Debt and Public Debt, 2014, Forthcoming, Management Science

Acquisitions Driven by Stock Overvaluation: Are They Good Deals? with Fangjian Fu and Micah Offcer. Journal of Financial Economics, 2013, 109, 24-39

Do Personal Taxes Affect Capital Structure: Evidence from the 2003 Tax Cut? with Mark Flannery. Journal of Financial Economics, 2013, 109, 549-565

Recent Working Papers

House prices, bank balance sheet, and bank credit supply, with Mark Flannery, September 2014

Academic Area


Personal Interests

In his spare time, Leming enjoys exercise, travel, and movies.