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Dr LIN, Lauren Yu-Hsin

J.S.D. (Stanford)

Associate Professor
LLM Programme Director

Dr LIN, Yu-Hsin

Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-P5411
Phone: +(852)-3442-7672

Research Interests

  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Securities Regulation

         Dr. 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. 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 and has also been interviewed by major media, including The Economist and Bloomberg, as a corporate law expert.


Other Appointments

  • Visiting Professor, Radzyner Law School, IDC Herzliya, Israel (Spring 2018).
  • Assistant Professor, National Chengchi University, Taiwan (2011-2014)
  • Visiting Scholar, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica
  • John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, Stanford Law School (2006, 2007)


  • Outstanding Research Award for Junior Faculty 2019, City University of Hong Kong, School of Law

Research Grants

  • General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grant Committee (RGC), Hong Kong Government
    ‘The Politics of Corporate Governance in Chinese Firms’ (Project Number: 11605519), HK$720,415, 1-Sept-2019 to 31-Aug-2022, Principal Investigator.
  • 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.

Selected Publications

Journal articles

Book Chapters


  • 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).