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David A. Lins
Professor of Finance and Adjunct of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

Educational Background

Ph.D. Ag Economics, University of Illinois, 1972
M.S., B.S. Ag Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1968, 1966

Positions Held

Joined Finance in 1991. At the University of Illinois since 1972. Visiting professor of agricultural economics, Texas A&M University 1980-81. Agricultural economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Recent Publications

Lins, D., Sonka, S.T., Schroeder, R.C., & Hofing, S.L. 2000. Production agriculture as a knowledge creating system. International Food and Agribusiness Review, 2: 165-178.

Honors and Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching, College of Business Alumni Association, University of Illinois, 2003. Honorable Mention, Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching, University of Illinois, 2003. Incomplete List of Teacher Rated Excellent, University of Illinois, 1990-present. Outstanding Instructor for Second Year classes, Illinois MBA, 2001. Outstanding First year Instructor, Executive MBA Program, 2001.

Teaching and Research

Teaches courses in corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Has been a consultant in the area of firm valuation, investment analysis, and litigation support. Research interests include financial management, investment analysis, and agricultural finance.

Contact Information:
304E David Kinley Hall
1407 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-0368

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