Chen Lin is the chair of finance and Stelux Professor in Finance at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), where he also serves as associate vice president, associate dean of the HKU Business School, director of the Centre for Financial Innovation and Development, director of the doctor of business administration program, and associate director of HKU-SCF FinTech Academy.

He is a former distinguished visiting professor of finance, entrepreneurship, and innovation at the Haas School of Business, University of California–Berkeley, and an honorary professor at the University of Edinburgh. Before joining HKU, he was the Choh-Ming Li Professor in Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has been invited by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to nominate candidates for the Nobel Prize in economics since 2016.

Lin currently serves on several advisory and statutory bodies, including the Task Force on Web3 Development of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; the Central Bank Digital Currency Expert Group of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority; the Fintech Advisory Group of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission; the Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee; and the Council of Advisors of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance.

He has published extensively in top science, finance, accounting, management, law, and economics journals. His papers have received various awards, including the Jensen Prize for the best papers published in the Journal of Financial Economics in the areas of corporate finance and organizations. His research in Fintech and digital finance has received major grants from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Professor Lin’s works and views have been presented in the world’s top universities and institutions such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, the Asian Development Bank, the US Federal Reserve, the People’s Bank of China, and the Development Research Center of the State Council (China); and covered by international media such as The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.

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