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Finance Professor Receives Young Scholar Award

April 19, 2013

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Zhenguo (Len) Lin

Zhenguo (Len) Lin, Cal State Fullerton professor of finance, was honored with the William N. Kinnard Young Scholar Award from the American Real Estate Society.

The award, presented at the organization's annual conference held earlier this month in Hawaii, recognizes an outstanding scholar in an earlier stage of his or her academic career and acknowledges work reflected in multiple publications for outstanding research contributions in the early years of a researcher’s career. The selection committee for the award consists of the voting members of the ARES Executive Committee.

Lin, who serves as associate director of the Real Estate and Land Use Institute on campus, joined the university in 2009. His research is focused primarily on pricing illiquidity of thinly-traded assets, housing market dynamics and mortgage finance. 

A former senior economist with Fannie Mae, Lin's research was cited by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in his speech at the 2009 Global Financial Literacy Summit in Washington, D.C., and articles by the professor have appeared in journals such as Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Portfolio Management, The Financial Review, Journal of Housing Economics and Journal of Real Estate Research. He earned his doctorate in real estate finance from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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