Mingfeng Lin

Assistant Professor of MIS

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2010

Areas of Expertise

  • Incentive design and risk analysis
  • Online crowdfunding
  • Online labor markets
  • Social media and social networks

Courses

MIS 478 Project Management
MIS 513 Business Foundations for IT
MIS 578 Project Management
MIS 578E Project Management
MIS 611C Economics of Information Systems

Publications

  • Lin, M., Liu, Y. and Viswanathan, S. "Effectiveness of Reputation in Contracting for Customized Production: Evidence from Online Labor Markets.Management Science, forthcoming. 
  • Wei, Z. and Lin, M. "Market Mechanisms in Online Peer-to-Peer Lending." Management Science, forthcoming. 
  • Goes, P., Guo, C., and Lin, M. "Do Incentive Hierarchies Induce User Effort? Evidence from an Online Knowledge Exchange." Information Systems Research. 27(3), pp. 497-516. 
  • Lin, M. and Viswanathan, S. "Home Bias in Online Investments: An Empirical Study of an Online Crowdfunding Market." Management Science. 62(5), pp. 1393-1414. 
  • Goes, P., Lin, M., & Au Yeng, C.-M. (2014). '“Popularity Effect” in User-Generated Contents: Evidence from Online Product Reviews." Information Systems Research.  25(2), pp. 222-238.
  • Lin, M., Prabhala, N.R., & Viswanathan, S. (2013). "Judging Borrowers by the Company They Keep: Friendship Networks and Information Asymmetry in Online Peer-to-Peer Lending." Management Science. 59(1), pp. 17-35.
    • Management Science Best Paper Award in Information Systems, 2015
  • Lin, M., Lucas, H., Shmueli, G. (2013). "Too Big to Fail: Large Samples and the p-Value Problem." Information Systems Research. 24(4), pp. 906-917.

Grants

  • University of Arizona Eller College Small Research Grant (2015, 2016)
  • University of California Santa Cruz, Center for Analytical Finance, Small Research Grant (2015)
  • Kauffman Foundation Grant to Study Women Entrepreneurs in Equity Crowdfunding (2015)
  • McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, Small Research Grant (2011)
  • NET Institute Summer Research Grant, Net Institute, New York University Stern School of Business (2010, 2012)
  • Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Dissertation Fellowship Grant (2009)
  • Economic Club of Washington Doctoral Fellowship Grant (2009)
  • Research Grant on Social Value Creation, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland (2009)

 Honors and Awards

  • Kalt Prize for Doctoral Student Placement (2016)
  • Management Science Meritorious Service Award (2016)
  • Management Science Best Paper Award in Information Systems (2015)
  • Management Science Distinguished Service Award (2014, 2015) 
  • Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative, Research Proposal Competition (2015, 2015)
  • Research Affiliate, University of California Santa Cruz, Center for Analytical Finance
  • Fellow, Cambridge University Judge Business School
  • Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance
  • Nomination for Best Conference Paper Award, Conference on Information Systems and Technology (2012, 2014, 2015)
  • Paine Award for Academic Excellence, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland (2010)
  • Nominated for Best Conference Paper Award at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) (2009)
  • Best Doctoral Student Paper Award, Conference on Information Systems and Technology (2009)

Professional Associations

  • Association for Information Systems (AIS)
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • American Economic Association (AEA)