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LIN, Lauren Yu-Hsin
Professor LIN Lauren Yu-Hsin
J.S.D. (Stanford)
Position Tag
Associate Professor
Position (Other)
Associate Director, Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law (CCCL)

Contact Information

Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building – 6111
(852) 3442 7672

Research Interests

Research Interests
  • Corporate Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Empirical Legal Studies
  • Chinese/Asian Law

Professor Lauren Yu-Hsin Lin is a leading scholar in comparative corporate law and governance. She employs empirical methodologies to dissect and gain profound insights into the impact of various governance regulations and policy measures on corporations. Her scholarly achievements are featured in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Legal Studies and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. Recognized as an expert in corporate law, Professor Lin's insights have been featured in interviews and referenced by top-tier media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Bloomberg. She is also a Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI).

Her recent research endeavors have scrutinized the nuanced interplay between the state and business. This includes an in-depth examination of the formalization of corporate party committees in Chinese companies and the far-reaching implications of implementing a social credit system on corporations in China. Her work has spurred policy transformations and earned recognition from esteemed institutions, including the Delaware Court of Chancery, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC).

Selected Publications

  • China's Corporate Social Credit System: The Dawn of Surveillance State Capitalism? 256 The China Quarterly 835-853 (2023) (with Curtis J. Milhaupt).
  • The Effect of Political Influence on Corporate Valuation: Evidence from Party-Building Reform in China, 73 International Review of Law and Economics 106120 (2023) (with Christopher Chen and Re-Jin Guo).
  • Do State-Owned Enterprises Have Worse Corporate Governance? An Empirical Study of Corporate Practices in China, 23 European Business Organization Law Review 711-734 (2022) (with Yun-chien Chang).
  • Party Building or Noisy Signaling? The Contours of Political Conformity in Chinese Corporate Governance, 50(1) Journal of Legal Studies 187-217 (2021) (with Curtis Milhaupt).
  • 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).