Lin Sun

George Mason University Costello College of Business Faculty Lin Sun
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Assistant Professor, Finance

Contact Information

Phone: (703) 993-3415
Office Location: Enterprise Hall 326
Office Hours: By Appointment

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Lin Sun is an assistant professor within the Finance Area in the Costello College of Business at George Mason University. She received her Ph.D. from University of California, Irvine. Before joining Mason, she has taught at Florida State University. Her research focuses on empirical asset pricing, investment, institutional investors, behavioral finance, etc. Her work has appeared in Journal of Corporate Finance, Review of Finance, and Review of Financial Studies.


  • PhD, University of California, Irvine 
  • MS, SUNY at Stony Brook 
  • BA, Shanghai University of Finance and Economic 

Research Interests

  • Empirical Asset Pricing 
  • Investment 
  • Institutional Investors 
  • Behavioral Finance 

Research and Awards

  • 2022: Faculty of the Year, MS in Finance Program, George Mason University
  • 2020: Outstanding Research Publication Award, George Mason University 
  • 2018: Semifinalist for the Best Paper Award in Investments at FMA Annual Meeting 
  • 2017: Winner of 2017 Hillcrest Behavioral Finance Award 

Teaching Interests

  • MSF 643 Financial Economics and Statement Analysis 
  • MBA 643 Managerial Finance 
  • GBUS 643 Managerial Finance 
  • FNAN 311 Principles of Investment 
  • MBA 603 Managerial Economics 

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