PhD Student: Pengkai Lin

"I have a keen interest in the influence of societal changes including technology developments and geographical factors on the production and flow of accounting information. I am broadly interested in financial disclosures, accounting information and asset prices, and auditing."


Pengkai Lin joined the Freeman School PhD program in 2017. His research interests include financial disclosures, accounting information and asset prices, and the behavior of financial intermediaries. He is also interested in using computing algorithm to extract valuable information from textual disclosures. Pengkai earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Xiamen University.


Hometown: Fujian, China

Education: Bachelor in Accounting, Xiamen University, China


Publications: “Riding the Blockchain Mania: Public Firms’ Speculative 8-K Disclosures,” with Stephanie F. Cheng, Gus De Franco, and Haibo Jiang, Management Science, 2019, 65(12): 5449-5956

Under review: "Marijuana Liberalization and Public Finance:  A Capital Market Perspective on a Public Health Policy," with Gus DeFranco and Stephanie Cheng 
Nominated for “Best Paper” in the Financial Markets and Institutions as a semifinalist at FMA 2020, and presented at the Brookings Municipal Finance Conference 2020.