Dr Yupu Lin 

Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship Department

Yupu Lin

Position: Research Officer  
Email: liny10@aston.ac.uk
Room Number: SW1023

Yupu Lin joined Aston Business School in April 2018 as a Research Officer. Prior to that, he worked as a Research Fellow at Warwick Business School. His primary research interests are cross-border mergers & acquisitions, equity investment and private placement, equity structure and capital restructuring, IPO, cross-border capital flows, strategic alliance, and regional economy. His papers have been presented at conferences organized by the Academy of International Business (AIB), and Shandong Economics Academy, China, etc. While pursuing academic research, Yupu also works with a number of stakeholders, both locally and internationally on issues relating to corporate strategic alliance and Chinese outward investment. He served as an associate at West Midlands Growth Company and a strategic consulting company, Alliance Best Practice Ltd., in the UK. Yupu holds a PhD in Economics and an MSc in Accounting and Finance from Aston Business School, UK. In addition to research, Yupu is a co-opted Governor of the Board of the Federation of Birmingham Nursery Schools.


  • PhD, Aston University, UK, Economics, 2015
  • MSc, Aston University, UK, Accounting and Finance 2009
  • BA, Changzhou University, China, Marketing, 2007
  • Research Officer, Aston Business School, 04/2018-present
  • Research Fellow, Warwick Business School, 12/2016-03/2018
  • Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Equity Investment and Private Placement
  • Equity Structure and Capital Restructuring
  • IPO
  • Cross-Border Capital Flows
  • Strategic Alliance
  • Regional Economy
  • Academy of International Business
  • Higher Education Academy, UK
Member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Finance, Economics and Trade [IJFET]