Faculty & Research

Lin William Cong

Assistant Professor of Finance

Phone :
1-773-834-1436
Address :
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Lin William Cong is a professor of Finance and PhD advisor at the University of Chicago, and a faculty affiliate at the Center for East Asian Studies. His research interests include real options, entrepreneurial finance, market efficiency, statistical learning, financial intermediation and innovation, and China's economy and financial markets. For his doctoral studies, Cong has received the Finance Theory Group Best Paper Award, the Shmuel Kandel Award, and the Zephyr Prize for Best Paper in Corporate Finance, amongst other honors and fellowships. He was also a George Shultz Scholar at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and a PhD Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, with research grants from both institutes. Additionally, his undergraduate research in physics and applied mathematics resulted in publications in a variety of science journals. Cong currently referees for The American Economic Review, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Journal of Economic Theory, and Journal of Political Economy. He also serves as a member of the American Economic Association, European Finance Association, the Econometric Society, and the Society of Financial Studies.

Cong earned a Ph.D. in finance and a MS in statistics from Stanford University, where he received the Gerald Lieberman Fellowship for outstanding contributions in research, teaching, and university service, and the Asian American Award for graduate leadership. He also holds dual degrees from Harvard University where he graduated top in Physics in 2009 with summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, receiving an A.M. in physics, an A.B. in math & physics, a minor in economics, and a language citation in French.

Cong is a native of Shenyang, China. Outside his research and teaching, Cong practices Chinese Calligraphy, and enjoys reading, sports, cross fitness, guitar, as well as learning French and Japanese. Cong is also passionate about education in China and in the U.S., and integrating quantitative and fundamental approaches to investments in various asset classes, to which he coined the term "Quantimental Investing."

 

2015 - 2016 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
35125 Quantimental Investment 2015 (Fall)

2016 - 2017 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
35125 Quantimental Investment 2016 (Fall)


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