Lin William Cong is an assistant professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he invented and teaches the course “Quantimental Investment”. He is also a faculty affiliate at the Center for East Asian Studies, advisor to the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (non-profit), and member of academic organizations such as the American Economic Association and the Econometric Society. Professor Cong’s research interests center on dynamic corporate finance theory and applications of information economics in financial innovation and technology, entrepreneurial finance, interventions, and security design. He is also actively researching on the functionality, efficiency, and imperfections of China’s financial system and innovations, especially their impact on economic development. Professor Cong has received numerous accolades such as the Finance Theory Group Best Paper Award, the Shmuel Kandel Award, Asian Finance Association Best Paper Prize, and was named a George Shultz Scholar and Gerald Lieberman Fellow. He received his Ph.D. in Finance and MS in Statistics from Stanford University, and A.M. in Physics jointly with A.B. in Math and Physics from Harvard University.
Lin William Cong