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September 1, 2015 12:00 AM

Assistant Professor of Finance Lawrence Jin Joins The Linde Institute Faculty

The Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences is pleased to welcome Lawrence Jin to Caltech as a member of its Core Faculty. Jin received his Ph.D. in Financial Economics from Yale University in May 2015. His research focuses on asset pricing, behavioral finance, financial intermediaries, and household finance, and it has been published in the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Financial Economics. The Q-Group awarded Jin’s JFE paper, "X-CAPM: An Extrapolative Asset Pricing Model," its 2014 Jack L. Treynor Prize, which recognizes superior academic research with important applications in the fields of investment management and financial markets. Based on his job market paper "A Speculative Asset Pricing Model of Financial Instability," Jin was selected as one of six Ph.D. graduates to receive the annual AQR Top Finance Graduate Award, described on AQR’s website as recognizing “the most promising finance PhD graduates in 2015—specifically, graduate students specializing in financial economics whose dissertation and broader research potential carry the greatest promise of making an impact on the finance practice and academia.” 

Jin holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Tsinghua University and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Caltech. Prior to attending Yale, he spent two years as a research and trading analyst at Citigroup. Jin begins teaching at Caltech in the spring of 2016 with Behavioral Finance (BEM 114) and Asset Pricing Theory (SS 215).  His office is located in Baxter Hall.