Dr. Yu-Hsin Lin’s research interests focus on empirical and economic analysis of corporate law and capital markets regulation. She engages widely on cutting-edge corporate governance issues in controlled firms and state-owned enterprises, including dual-class shares, political compliance, shareholder activism, anti-takeovers, board independence and securities class action. She speaks regularly at international academic conferences and has been the referee at leading law and finance journals, such as Yale Law Journal and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Dr. Lin holds a J.S.D. degree from Stanford Law School, where she was appointed as the John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics. She had also been a visiting professor at Radzyner Law School, IDC Herzliya, Israel and visiting scholar at Harvard Law School. She has published with leading academic journals, including Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, International Review of Law and Economics, Columbia Business Law Review, and New York University Journal of Law & Business. She has also been interviewed by major media, including The Economist and Bloomberg, as a corporate law expert. Prior to joining City University of Hong Kong, She taught at National Chengchi University in Taiwan and has engaged in consulting projects for the Securities and Futures Investors Protection Center and Taiwan Stock Exchange. Before her academic career, she was a practicing lawyer specializing in international business and capital market transactions.
- Visiting Professor, Radzyner Law School, IDC Herzliya, Israel (Spring 2018).
- Assistant Professor, National Chengchi University, Taiwan (2011-2014)
- Visiting Scholar, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica (June-July 2015, July 2016)
- John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, Stanford Law School (2006, 2007)
- General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grant Committee (RGC), Hong Kong Government
‘Corporate Governance of Controlled Firms: An Empirical Study of Company Constitutions in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan’ (Project Number: 11606017), HK$637,330, 1-Sep-2017 to 31-Aug-2020, Principal Investigator.
- Start-Up Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong
‘Hostile Takeovers and Anti-Takeover Measures in China’ HK$199,142, 01-Jul-2016 to 30-Jun-2018, Principal Investigator.
- When Activists Meet Controlling Shareholders in the Shadow of the Law: A Case Study of Hong Kong, 14(1) Asian Journal of Comparative Law (2019 forthcoming).
- An Empirical Study of Default Rules and Menus in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, 15(4) Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 875-915 (2018) (with Yun-Chien Chang).
- Does Mandating Cumulative Voting Weaken the Controlling Shareholders? A Difference-in-Differences Approach, 52 International Review of Law and Economics 111-123 (2017) (with Yun-Chien Chang).
- Controlling Controlling-Minority Shareholders: Corporate Governance and Leveraged Corporate Control, 2017(2) Columbia Business Law Review 453-510 (2017).
- Open Sesame: The Myth of Alibaba’s Extreme Corporate Governance and Control, 10(2) Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law 437-471 (2016) (with Thomas Mehaffy).
- Policy Analysis of Multiple Voting Rights: Examples of Taiwan and Hong Kong (複數表決權股之立法政策分析─以台灣及香港為例), 52 Cross-Strait Law Review 42-61 (2016) (with Kai-Lin Faung).
- Corporate Governance and the Protection of Minority Shareholders' Rights in Closely-Held Corporations in Taiwan (台灣閉鎖性公司之公司治理與少數股東權之保障), 231 Taiwan Law Review 131-155 (2014).
- Noah’s Ark for Investors: An Empirical Study of Securities Class Action and the Investor Protection Center in Taiwan (投資人的諾亞方舟：投資人保護中心與證券團體訴訟之實證研究), 229 Taiwan Law Review 75-97 (2014).
- Shareholder Primacy or Director Primacy? Who Decides Director and Executive Compensation in Taiwanese Public Companies (公開發行公司經營者薪酬決定機制之實證分析—兼論薪資報酬委員會新制), 14 Academia Sinica Law Journal 245-317 (2014).
- Do Social Ties Matter in Corporate Governance? The Missing Factor in Chinese Corporate Governance Reform, 5 George Mason Journal of International Commercial Law 39-74 (2013).
- A Study on Corporate Internal Governance System: Lessons from the Korean Corporate Governance Reform (公司內部監控機制獨立性之研究—韓國之借鏡與啟示), 222 Taiwan Law Review 172-191 (2013).
- Commercial Banking in Investment Banking Underwriting: Certification Effect or Conflicts of Interest, Vol. 3 Issue 6 International Research Journal of Applied Finance 852-864 (2012) (EconLit) (With Yong-chern Su and Han-ching Huang).
- Overseeing Controlling Shareholders: Do Independent Directors Constrain Tunneling in Taiwan?, 12 San Diego International Law Journal 363-416 (2011).
- Deterrence and Compensation Function of the Securities Fraud Class Action: The U.S. Experience and Its Implications (從美國證券集體訴訟談證券詐欺訴訟的填補損害及嚇阻功能), 14 Financial and Economic Law Review 173-193 (2008).
- Modeling Securities Class Action Outside the United States: The Role of Nonprofits in the Case of Taiwan, 4 New York University Journal of Law & Business 143-198 (2007).
- Sale of Corporation’s Substantially All Assets （公司出售主要部份資產之研究）, 86 Taiwan Law Review 167-180 (2002) (with Jyh-An Lee).
- Value Created by Business Lawyer in M&A Transactions : Business Lawyers as Transaction Cost Engineers （論商務律師於併購交易中創造之價值：交易成本工程師概念之提出）, 53 The Law Monthly 40-54 (2002) (with Jyh-An Lee).
- Corporate Governance in Hong Kong inCORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN ASIA (Joongi Kim & Bruce Aronson eds., Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2018) (with Say Goo).
- From Double Board to Unitary Board System: Independent Directors and Corporate Governance Reform in Taiwan in INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS IN ASIA: A HISTORICAL, CONTEXTUAL, AND COMPARATIVE APPROACH 241-276 (Puchniak et al. eds., Cambridge University Press, 2017) (with Hsin-Ti Chang & Ying-Hsin Tsai).
- Revisiting Corporate Control-Enhancing Mechanisms in GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKETS – A SURVEY OF LEGAL AND REGULATORY TRENDS 95-115 (P.M. Vasudev & Susan Watson eds., Edward Elgar, 2017).
- Law and Finance（法律與財務）, in LAW AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES 54-56 (2013).
- How Public Regulation Changes Corporate Governance Practice? The Corporate Board Reform in Taiwanin CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AFTER THE FINANCIAL CRISIS 211-228 (P.M. Vasudev & Susan Watson eds., Edward Elgar, 2012).
- Issues on Corporate Governance of Small-and-Medium Enterprises in Taiwan in RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE OF SMALL-AND-MEDIUM ENTERPRISES 211-242 (2012).
- Who’s Monitoring Controlling Shareholders? A Study on Independent Directors in Taiwan? in NEW ISSUES AND TRENDS ON FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC LAWS (2011).
- THE ELECTION OF INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE(選任獨立董事與公司治理) (Angle Publishing, 2013) (with Len-Yu Liu, I-Ching Tu, and Christopher Chen Chao-Hung).