Yu Peng Lin

Yu Peng Lin

Associate Professor of Economics

Yu Peng Lin
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 323
Phone: 313-993-1096
Yu Peng Lin
Areas of Expertise:
Financial Economics and Labor Economics


  • Ph.D., Economics, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • M.S., Finance, University of Colorado
  • M.A., Economics, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • B.A., Tunghai University, Taiwan


Yu Peng Lin teaches Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Financial Economics, Money and Capital Markets, Macroeconomic Policies and Econometrics. Lin's research and publications have dealt with employee compensation strategies, human resource management and productivity. Lin has published three textbooks and many research articles appearing in academic journals such as Industrial Relations and British Journal of Industrial Relations. He is currently doing research in the area of top executive compensation in an international context, the relationship between managerial compensation and firm survival, and information asymmetry. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (International Trade) from Tunghai University, a Master of Science. (Finance) from University of Colorado, and a Master of Arts and doctoral degree (Economics) from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He joined the University in 2011.


    Referred Journal Articles

    • Lin, Yu Peng, "Rising Grades: A Review", Journal of Applied Economics and Business Research, Vol. 9(4), 2019.
    • Lin, Yu Peng, "From Data to Inference: The Issue of Self-Selection in Non-Experimental Data", Empirical Economics Letters, Vol. 18(3), March 2019.
    • Lin, Yu Peng, "Are Students Ready for Online Learning?", International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics, Vol.7(1), 2018.
    • Lin, Yu Peng, "Earnings Management and Managerial Incentives: A Note", Empirical Economics Letters, Vol. 16(6), 2017.
    • Lin, Yu Peng, "The Productivity Effect of Employee Profit Sharing Programs: A Methodology Note", Southwestern Economic Review, Vol. 44(2), 2017.
    • Lin, Yu Peng, "Academic Tenure and the Rising Cost of Higher Education: An Economist's Point of View", Journal of Applied Business and Economics, 2016.
    • Lin, Yu Peng, "The Purpose of Higher Education: An Economics Perspective", International Journal of Economics and Accounting, Vol 7 (1), 2016.
    • Lin, Yu Peng, "The Scope of Professional Administrators in Academia and Its Implications", Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research, Vol. 16(3), 2015.
    • Lin, Yu Peng, "Diversification, Human Capital, and the Growth of a City: Examples of Eight Manufacturing Belt Cities", Empirical Economics Letters, Vol. 14(6), 2015.
    • Lin, Yu Peng, "Don't Put All Your Eggs on One Basket: The Lesson from Detroi's Bankruptcy", Annals of Financial Economics, Vol. 10(1), 2015.
    • Lin, Yu Peng, "Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Accreditation: A Long-Term Perspective", Business Education & Accreditation, Vol.7(1), 2015.
    • Lin, Yu Peng, "Network Externality and Competing Strategy: Examples of Apple and Google", Empirical Economics Letters, Vol. 13(12), 2014.
    • Lin, Yu Peng, "The Scope and Structure of Executive Compensation in China and the U.S.", Journal of International Finance and Economics, Vol. 14(1), 2014.
    • Lin, Yu Peng, "The Fall of Detroit: A Financial Economist's Point of View", International Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol.6 (7), 2014.
    • Lin, Yu Peng, "Equity Compensation and Organizational Survival: A Conceptual Framework", Journal of Accounting and Finance, Vol.14 (4), 2014.
    • Lin, Yu Peng, "What Drives Employee Stock Options Program? Safeguarding Human Capital and Recruiting Wanted-skill", Journal of Applied Business and Economics, 2013.
    • Lin, Yu Peng (1st author; with Ryan D. Rhoades), "The Nature and Scope of Top Manager Compensation in the Ranch Industry". Journal of International Management Studies. June, 2012.
    • Lin, Yu Peng (2nd author; with James Sesil), "The Impact of Employee Stock Option Adoption and Incidence on Productivity: Evidence from U.S. Panel Data", Industrial Relations, Vol.50 (3), 2011.
    • Lin, Yu Peng (1st author; with James Sesil), "Do Broad-Based Stock Options Promote Organization Capital?", British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 49(S2), 2011.
    • Lin, Yu Peng, "Broad-Based Stock Options: Adopters vs. Non-adopters", Journal of Applied Business and Economics, June 2009.
    • Lin, Yu Peng (1st author; with James Sesil), "Broad-Based Stock Options Program, Organization Capital, and Firm Performance", Best paper of the 2007 Academy of Management annual meeting and published in the conference proceedings.

    College-level Textbooks

    • Lin, Yu Peng, Business Statistics and Econometrics I, 1st ed., 2012.
    • Lin, Yu Peng, Time Value of Money: A Key in Finance, 1st ed., 2010.
    • Lin, Yu Peng, An Application Guide to Macroeconomic Policy, 1st ed., 2009.