Lin Peng is the Krell Chair Professor of Finance at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, the City University of New York. She has extensive expertise in behavioral finance, social networks, ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), institutional investors, FinTech, and market structure. Professor Peng’s recent research focuses on utilizing big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning techniques to analyze the role of social networks in financial markets. She is also interested in designing CEO incentive contracts encouraging corporate social responsibility.

Professor Peng’s research has been published in leading economics and finance journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance (lead article), Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Finance, Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Journal of Financial Markets. She has received Best Paper Awards at the International Conference on Smart Finance, The Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance Research Prize, and the Chinese Finance Association Meetings, and her work has been featured by media outlets such as the Financial Times, Reuters, Institutional Investor, and the UCLA Anderson Review. She is a recipient of many research grants and awards, which include the UNPRI research grant, the Keynes Fund for Applied Economics Research Award, the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance Research Award, Eugene-Lang Junior Faculty Research Fellowship, the PSC–CUNY Research Award, and Wasserman Summer Research Award.

Prof. Peng is a member of the Keynes Fund for Applied Economics management committee at the University of Cambridge and an associate editor for the Journal of Empirical Finance and Financial Management. She was previously a Director of Research and Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge and a visiting professor at Columbia University. She has taught various courses at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels, including Investment Analysis, Social Finance, ESG and Sustainability, and Behavioral Finance, and has been honored with the Zicklin School’s Teaching Excellence Award.

Prof. Peng received an MA in Biology from Wesleyan University and a PhD in Finance from Duke University.