Chen Lin is the Stelux Professor in Finance, Chair Professor of Finance and the Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Hong Kong. He is also the Director of the Center of Financial Innovation and Development at the University of Hong Kong. Before joining HKU, he was on the finance faculty at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), where he became a Full Professor in Finance in 2010 and the Choh-Ming Li Professor in Finance in 2012. He received his Bachelor of Engineering from the South China University of Technology in 2000 and a MBA (2004), M.A. (2005) and Ph.D. (2006) from Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida. His research interests include banking and financial institutions, corporate finance, financial contracting, financial regulation, and development economics. He has published more than twenty papers in leading academic journals such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Accounting Research, Management Science, Journal of Public Economics and Journal of Development Economics. He also published in Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Review of Industrial Organization, and others. His papers received various awards such as the Jensen Prize (First Prize) for the Best Papers Published in the Journal of Financial Economics in the Areas of Corporate Finance and Organizations, the Chicago Quantitative Alliance Asian Academic Competition Research Paper Award, the Hong Kong Asian Capital Market Research Prize awarded by CFA Institute and HKSFA, and two Best Paper Awards at the 9th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Financial Markets. He was also awarded the Changjiang Scholar Chair Professorship by the Ministry of Education of China in 2013. He was also ranked among the Top 20 young economists by IDEAS in 2014. He is the Principal Investigator of several RGC Competitive Earmarked Research Grants and a Co-Principal Investigator of a RGC Theme-based Research Grant, the first large-scale, theme-based business research grant in Hong Kong. His works and views have been presented in top finance conferences such as American Finance Association annual conference, European Finance Association annual conference and Western Finance Association annual conference, and various conferences held by institutions such as Asian Development Bank, the Bank of International Settlement, China Banking Regulatory Commission, China Security Regulatory Commission, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, International Monetary Fund, the Federal Reserve Banks, National Bureau of Economic Research and the World Bank and covered by BBC World TV, Bloomberg, Foreign Policy, Financial Times, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, China Daily, CFA Digest, Hong Kong Satellite TV, Phoenix Satellite TV, VoxEU, Wall Street Journal (Real Time Economics) and World Bank Doing Business Report. He serves as a panel member of the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong and the RAE exercise conducted by University Grants Committee of Hong Kong. He was also a research fellow at the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research (HKIMR).