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Department of Management

Dr Han Lin

Dr Han Lin

Lecturer in Analytics


 Streatham Court 0.73


Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK


Dr Han Lin joined the Department of Management at the University of Exeter Business School in January 2023 as a Lecturer in Operations and Analytics. Prior to this appointment, he served as a research fellow on various projects at both the University of Exeter and the University of Leeds.

Dr. Lin's research interests primarily encompass machine learning, entrepreneurship, financial economics, and applied econometrics. He is currently engaged in ongoing research endeavors focused on topics such as Public Economics, Agricultural Economics, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), equity crowdfunding, machine learning-based forecasting, and international trade.

In addition to his research, Dr. Lin has a track record of instructing various modules in Mathematics, Economics, Econometrics, and Operations Analytics to students at both the undergraduate and master's levels. Additionally, he has showcased his capability in securing external funding, most notably by securing a research grant from the Eastern ARC Quantitative Social Science Research Fund for his project, "China Emissions and Econometrics."

Nationality: Chinese


  • Ph.D.
  • B.Sc.
  • M.Sc.


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Research interests

  • Applied Econometrics
  • International Trade
  • Management science
  • Financial Economics
  • Forecasting

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Journal articles

Yang H-PS, Chan TKH, Tran H-A, Nguyen B, Lin H (2024). See it, share it: what makes social media content viral in the higher education context? the power of positive affective content. Information Technology & People Abstract.
Nguyen B, Lin H, Vu N (2023). Entrepreneurs' gender and small business going green. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 29(7), 1720-1739. Abstract.
Lin H, Lloyd T, McCorriston S (2021). An Odd Crisis: Covid-19 and UK Food Prices. BEILSTEIN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 17, 42-48.  Author URL.
Li CM, Cui T, Nie R, Lin H, Shan Y (2019). Does diversification help improve the performance of coal companies? Evidence from China's listed coal companies. Resources Policy, 61, 88-98. Abstract.


Davidson J, Lin H, Lloyd T, McCorriston S, Morgan W (2021). Retail Food Price Modelling Project_Report for Defra.

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Han is of interest to teach Financial Economics, Econometrics, Macroeconomics, and public finance.



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