Bert W. Wasserman Workshop in Law and Finance: "The Spectrum of Control: Unveiling Layers of State Influence in Chinese Firms" with Lauren Yu-Hsin Lin

Nov. 29, 2023
12:10PM - 1:30PM
SLB Room 128
Open to the Yale Community

Lunch will be available shortly after 12:00 p.m. and the workshop will start at 12:10 p.m.

Please register using this link by Wednesday, November 22, 2023.

Lauren Yu-Hsin Lin is a Visiting Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and an Associate Professor at the City University of Hong Kong School of Law. She is an expert in corporate law and governance. Her research and teaching focus on corporate law, corporate governance, capital markets, and securities regulation. She employs empirical methods to dissect and understand the effect of different governance rules and regulatory measures on corporations. She is interested in various topics in corporate governance, such as shareholder activism, securities class action, board independence, dual-class share structure, and governance issues in state-owned enterprises. Her recent projects examine the role of the state in corporate governance, focusing on the effect of formalizing the role of corporate party committees in Chinese companies as well as the implementation of a social credit system on corporations in China. Her research on Chinese corporations has generated policy impacts leading to rule changes and has been cited by the Delaware Court of Chancery, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC). She also leads several research grants and consultation projects supported by the government and stock exchanges. Her works have appeared in several leading academic journals, such as the Journal of Legal Studies and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and she has also been interviewed as a corporate law expert by major media outlets, including The Economist and Bloomberg. 

Professor Lin will cover four of her recent papers in this Wasserman Workshop, with a focus on "China's Corporate Social Credit System: The Dawn of Surveillance State Capitalism?" (with Curtis Milhaupt) and published in The China Quarterly and "Party Building or Noisy Signaling? The Contours of Political Conformity in Chinese Corporate Governance" (with Curtis Milhaupt) and published in the Journal of Legal Studies (available upon request).

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law

The Paul Tsai China Center