Tenured Associate Professor
Linlin Ma
Ph.D. in Finance, Georgia State University
Research Interests: Mutual Funds and Hedge Funds, Behavioral Finance
0755-2603 2024
Office: Rm. 702, PHBS Building
Mutual Funds and Hedge Funds, Behavioral Finance

Ph.D. in Finance, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
M.Sc. in Finance, Durham University, Durham, UK
B.A. in Finance, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China

Peking University HSBC Business School,
Associate Professor of Finance (with tenure), August 2020 − Present
Assistant Professor of Finance, July 2018 − July 2020

Northeastern University, D’Amore-McKim School of Business
Assistant Professor of Finance, August 2013 − June 2018

Peer versus Pure Benchmarks in the Compensation of Mutual Fund Managers” (with Richard Evans, Juan-Pedro Gómez, and Yuehua Tang), 2023, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, forthcoming. 
Managerial Multitasking in the Mutual Fund Industry” (with Vikas Agarwal and Kevin Mullally), 2023, Financial Analysts Journal 79 (2), 65–75. 
Religious Values Motivating CSR: An Empirical Study from Corporate Leaders' Perspective” (with Bo Xu), 2022, Journal of Business Ethics 176 (3), 487–505. 
How Does Past Experience Impact Hedge Fund Activism” (with Nicole Boyson and Robert Mooradian), 2022, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 57 (4), 1279–1312. 
Portfolio Manager Ownership and Mutual Fund Risk Taking” (with Yuehua Tang), 2019, Management Science 65 (12): 5518-5534. 
What a Difference a (Birth) Month Makes: The Relative Age Effect and Fund Manager Performance” (with Jianqiu Bai, Kevin Mullally, and David Solomon), 2019, Journal of Financial Economics 132 (1), 200-221. 
Portfolio Manager Compensation in the U.S. Mutual Fund Industry” (with Yuehua Tang and Juan-Pedro Gómez), 2019, Journal of Finance 74 (2), 587-638.
Peking University HSBC Business School                                Fall 2018 − Present
Courses: Research Methodology (MA)
                Investments II (MA)
                Behavioral Finance (MBA&MA)
Northeastern University                                             Fall 2013 – Spring 2018
Course: Financial Management (Undergraduate)
Georgia State University                                             Fall 2010 – Spring 2013     
Courses: Principles of Corporate Finance (Undergraduate)
               Financial Analysis and Introduction to Loan Structuring (Undergraduate)