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Chen-Miao Lin

Professor of Finance

Office: 273
Accounting, Business Law, Economics, and Finance
College of Business


Dr. Chen-Miao Lin obtained her doctoral degree in finance from Georgia State University. Prior to joining the College of Business at Clayton State University in the Fall of 2008, she was on the faculty at Clark Atlanta University and Georgia Southwestern State University. She won College of Business Teaching Professor of the Year 2009 and College of Business Research Professor of the Year 2010 at Clayton State University. She also received the Teacher of the Year Award (Finance Department) in 2006 and 2007 at Clark Atlanta University and the GTA Teaching Excellence Award for 2002 and 2003 at Georgia State University.


Ph D, Finance, Georgia State University, 2003

Intellectual Contributions

Chen-Miao Lin, Sheng Yao, Wei-Wei Zhang, Firm Location and Corporate Dividend Policy: Evidence from China, Applied Economics – September 2019

Chen-Miao Lin, Gerald D. Gay, Stephen D. Smith, Corporate derivatives use and the cost of equity, Journal of Banking and Finance – June 2011

Chen-Miao Lin, Stephen D Smith, Richard D Phillips, Hedging, financing, and investment decisions: A theory and empirical tests, Journal of Banking and Finance – August 2008

Chen-Miao Lin, Stephen D Smith, Hedging, financing, and investment decisions: A simultaneous equations framework, Financial Review – May 2007

Chen-Miao Lin, Ekaterina E Emm, Gerald D Gay, Choices and best practice in corporate risk management disclosure, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance – December 2007


Chen-Miao Lin, Sheng Yoa, Wei-Wei Zhang, Firm Location and Dividend Payout Policy:Evidence from China, AIB US Southeast 2018 Conference November 2018

Chen-Miao Lin, Gerald D Gay, Vikas Agarwal, Corporate Derivatives Use, Yield Spreads, and Leverage, Financial Management Association October 20 2012

Chen-Miao Lin, Penelope Prime, Vijaya Subrahmanyam, Competitiveness in India and China: The FDI puzzle , IJEB International Conference on Business and Economic Issues December 21 2009

Chen-Miao Lin, Bing-Xuan Lin, Asymmetric Information, Product Market Competition and Corporate Speculation, Southern Finance Association November 20 2009

Chen-Miao Lin, Gerald D Gay, Stephen D Smith, Derivatives Use and the Cost of Equity, Financial Management Association October 9 2008

Service to the University & University System of Georgia

College, College P & T Committee, Committee Chair –  Fall 2018 to Present