Faculty Member Named Top Finance Researcher in the World
—March 4, 2005
Lien, professor of economics in the College of Business, was named the top finance researcher in the world. The
rankings, provided by the SIRCA financial ranking system, were based on his research from 2000-2005 in the top 17 finance
Lien’s primary field of interest is in the futures market with supporting areas in economics and cultural economics. “Research
tends to be fashionable,” said Lien, who also directs the college’s international business programs office. “I
stay current by constantly reading the works of other scholars and generating my own research.” Lien reads about 20
journal articles a week and writes about 15 papers a year.
Lien credits his research success to his doctoral training at the California Institute of Technology. His doctoral program
included economics, political science and history majors. “I learned to see different approaches to problems and appreciate
all different areas of study,” said Lien, who most recently is studying the commodities market in China.
faculty member Yiuman Tse, professor of finance, was ranked in the same study in the top 20.