Lin William Cong, PhD

Lin William Cong, PhD

Lin William Cong is the Rudd Family Professor of Management (endowed faculty chair by the Rudd Family Foundation) and a Tenured Professor of Finance at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University SC Johnson College of Business. He is also the founding faculty director for the FinTech Initiative at Cornell, a faculty scientist at the Initiatives for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3), and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prior to joining Cornell, he was an assistant professor of Finance and Ph.D. advisor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and faculty member at the Center for East Asian Studies. He is formerly a Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellow, a Poets & Quants World Best Business School Professor, a 2022 Top Quant Professor, a doctoral fellow at the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, and the George Shultz Scholar at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Cong has served as a Finance Editor for the Management Science, and as associate or advisory editors for the Journal of Financial Intermediation, Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Corporate Finance, and the Journal of Banking and Finance, among other editorial roles. He is also a member of multiple professional organizations such as the American Economic Association, European Finance Association, and the Econometric Society.

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