Yi-min LIN 林益民
PhD Yale University, 1991
Associate Professor

Tel +852 2358-7816
Fax (852) 2335-0014
Email y.lin
Office Room 2357

Full CV
Professor Lin teaches courses on China’s political and economic development, economic reforms, and social change. His research concerns political economy, institutions, and organizations in the context of China. Current research projects include a study of the governance of capitalism in China and a study of the political economy of China’s privatization.
Research Interests
  • Political Economy
  • Organizations and Institutions
  • China
Representative Publications
  • Dancing with the Devil: The Political Economy of Privatization in China. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
  • “From Socialism to Capitalism: Transformation of Work in China.”  Pp. 142-155 in Xiaowei Zang (ed.), Understanding Chinese Society, London & New York, Routledge, 2011 & 2015.
  • “Post-revolution Transformations and the Re-emergence of Capitalism in China: Implications for the Internal Organization of Economic Activities.” Pp. 78-99 in Y.W. Chu (ed.), Chinese Capitalisms, New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009.
  • “The Institutional Context of Rent Seeking in Economic Transition.”  Pp. 59-78 in T.W. Ngo & Y. Wu (eds.), Rent Seeking Politics in China, London & New York: Routledge, 2008.
  • “The Decline of Township-and-Village Enterprises in China’s Economic Transition” (James Kung & Yi-min Lin). World Development 35(4): 569-584, 2007.
  • “The Sweatshop and Beyond: Authority Relations in Domestic Private Enterprises.”  Pp. 82-96 in Anne S. Tsui, Yanjie Bian, and Leonard Cheng (eds.), The Management and Performance of China’s Domestic Private Firms: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2006.
  • “Politician Control, Agency Problems, and Firm Performance: Evidence from a National Survey of Ownership Restructuring in China” (Colin L. Xu, Tim Zhu & Yi-min Lin). Economics of Transition 13(1): 1-24, 2005.
  • “Economic Institutional Change in China: Reflections on the Triggering, Orienting, and Sustaining Mechanisms.” Pp. 32-54 in Alvin Y. So (ed.), China’s Developmental Miracle: Origins, Transformations, and Challenges. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2003.
  • “Beyond Dyadic Social Exchange: Guanxi and Third Party Effects.” Pp. 57-74 in Thomas Gold, Doug Guthrie, and David Wank (eds.), Social Connections in China: Institutions, Culture, and the Changing Nature of Guanxi. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • “Religious Festivity, Communal Rivalry, and Restructuring of Authority Relations in Rural Chaozhou, Southeast China” (Irene Eng and Yi-min Lin). Journal of Asian Studies 61 (4): 34-57, 2002.
    “Ownership Restructuring in Chinese State Industry: An Analysis of Evidence on Initial Organizational Changes” (Yi-min Lin & Tian Zhu). The China Quarterly 166: 305-341, 2001.
  • Between Politics and Markets: Firms, Competition, and Institutional Change in Post-Mao China. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001 (hardcover) & 2004 (paperback).