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David Lins

Professor Emeritus of Finance

Education

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

Positions

Professor Emeritus of Finance, University of Illinois, 2010
Professor of Finance, University of Illinois, 1999 - 2009
Adjunct Professor, University of Illinois, 1991 - 1999
Professor, Department of Agricultural & Consumer Economics, University of Illinois, 1985 - 1999
Associate Professor, University of Illinois , 1982 - 1985
Visiting Professor of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, 1980 - 1981
Associate Professor/Agricultural Economist, University of Illinois/U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1977 - 1980
Assistant Professor/Agricultural Economist, University of Illinois/U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1972 - 1977

Research Interests

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.

Research

Journal Articles

"Managing Stress in the Agribusiness Portfolio Part I." D. Lins, M. Boehlje, Journal of Lending & Credit Risk Management, January: 37-42 2000


"Managing Stress in the Agribusiness Portfolio Part II." D. Lins, A. Singleton, M. Boehlje, Journal of Lending & Credit Risk Management, February: 75-81 2000


"Production Agriculture as a Knowledge Creating System." D. Lins, S. Sonka, R. Schroeder, S. Hofing, International Food and Agribusiness Review, (2) 165-178 2000


"Risks and Risk Management in an Industrialized Agriculture." D. Lins, M. Boehlje, Agricultural Finance Review, (58) 1-16 1998


"Challenges Influencing Expansion in the Hog Industry." D. Lins, C. DeVuyst, 1997 Journal of ASFMRA, 55-64 1997


"Higher Prices and Higher Cash Rents: Are Flexible Cash Rents the Answer?." D. Lins, P. Ngamboko, M. Boehlje, 1997 Journal of ASFMRA, 23-29 1997


"Lending to Integrated Agriculture Production Firms: Part I." D. Lins, M. Boehlje, Journal of Agriculture Lending, (9) Winter: 2 20-27 1996


"Lending to Integrated Agriculture Production Firms: Part II." D. Lins, M. Boehlje, Journal of Agriculture Lending, (9) Spring: 3 18-22 1996


"Farm Credit System, Insurance Risk Simulation Model." D. Lins, P. Barry, D. Banner, J. Brake, B. Sherrick, Agricultural Finance Review, (56) 68-84 1996


"The Process of Agriculture Sector Privatization in Kazakhstan." D. Lins, D. Lattz, R. Garcia, Journal of Euromarketing, (5) 4 81-98 1996


"Factors Influencing, Expansion and Contraction Decisions by Illinois Agribusiness Firms." D. Lins, M. Vesecky, Agribusiness, (11) 5 405-413 1995


"Farmland Investments: Pros and Cons for Institutional Investors." D. Lins, R. Wood, Real Estate Finance, (11) Summer: 2 51-58 1994


"Farmer Mac Credit Risk and Capital Adequacy." D. Lins, L. Miller, P. Barry, C. DeVuyst, B. Sherrick, Agricultural Finance Review, 66-79 1994


"AGRIBUSIM, A Long-Range Financial Planning Model for Small to Medium Sized Grain Elevators." D. Lins, K. Koenigstein, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, (8) 163-180 1993


"Institutional Portfolios: Diversification Through Farmland Investments." D. Lins, B. Sherrick, A. Venigalla, Journal of American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, (20) Winter: 4 549-571 1992


"An Evaluation of Differences Between Cash and Accrual Income for Illinois Farms." D. Lins, S. Newport, North Central Journal of Agricultural Economics, (12) 2 197-206 1990


"Measuring Farm Sector Wealth and Income: Data Comparison for Illinois Farms." D. Lins, K. Koenigstein, North Central Journal of Agricultural Economics, (12) 2 305-318 1990


"Calculation of Loan Losses: Restructuring vs. Foreclosure: Reply,." D. Lins, L. Robison, Agricultural Finance Review, (50) 129-130 1990


"A Present Value Analysis of Land Transactions and the Proportion of Seller Financing." D. Lins, S. Hanson, L. Robison, Agricultural Finance Review, (50) 26-34 1990


"Future Directions in Farm Management." D. Lins, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, December: 765-774 1989


"Calculation of Loan Losses: Restructuring Versus Foreclosure." D. Lins, L. Robison, Agricultural Finance Review, (49) 57-63 1989


"Relationship Between Interest Rates, Exchange Rates and Agricultural Trade." D. Lins, M. Hudson, D. Seger, Agribusiness: An International Journal, (5) 2 169-180 1989


"Financial Performance in Meat and Poultry Manufacturing and Wholesaling: An Historical Perspective." D. Lins, M. Hudson, M. Hughes, Journal of Food Distribution Research, September: 63-74 1988


"Programs to Alter Lender Risks." D. Lins, J. Brake, M. Drabbenstott, Agricultural Finance Review, (47) 138-147 1987


"Measurement of Financial Stress in Agriculture." D. Lins, P. Ellinger, S. Koenig, Agricultural Finance Review, (47) 53-61 1987


"Refinancing Agriculture Loans." D. Lins, S. Koenig, L. Robison, Agricultural Finance Review, (47) 135-141 1987


"Distributional Impacts of the 1986 Tax Reform Act." D. Lins, S. Offutt, J. Richardson, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, (65) 5 1987


"Cash Versus Accural Measures of Farm Income." D. Lins, D. Seger, North Central Journal of Agricultural Economics, (8) July: 2 219-226 1986


"Income Insurance for Commodity Producers: Program Issues and Design Alternatives." D. Lins, S. Offutt, North Central Journal of Agricultural Economics, (7) January: 1 61-69 1985


"Cash Rents and Land Values in U.S. Agriculture." D. Lins, L. Robison, R. Venkataraman, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, (67) November: 4 794-805 1985


"Financial Stress Among Farm Firms." D. Lins, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, (67) December: 5 1985


"Agency Status for the Cooperative Farm Credit System." D. Lins, P. Barry, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, (66) December: 5 601-606 1984


"Farm Financial Performance Under Graduate Payment Mortgages." D. Lins, P. Barry, P. Ellinger, North Central Journal of Agricultural Economics, (5) July: 2 1983


"Omissions in Measuring Farm Sector Wealth for Income." D. Lins, D. Klinefelter, North Central Journal of Agricultural Economics, January: 9-17 1982


"Life Insurance Company Lending to Agriculture: Prospect for the Eighties." D. Lins, Agricultural Finance Review, 41-49 1981


"An Analysis of the Risk Aversion of Farm Operators: An Asset Portfolio Approach." D. Lins, S. Gabriel, S. Sonka, Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, July: 15-20 1981


"Inflation Effects on Financial Performance and Structure of the U.S. Farm Sector." D. Lins, M. Duncan, December: 1049-1053 1980


"Monetary Policies of Federal Reserve System and Thier Impact on the Farm Sector." D. Lins, Agricultural Finance Review, (39) November: 61-71 1979


"Asset Values and Liabilities of U.S. Farmers in Unstable Commodity and Capital Markets." D. Lins, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, (59) 1 178-184 1977


"Financial Leasing Versus Credit Purchase of Farm Machinery: Can There Be a Mutual Advantage." D. Lins, Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, (40) 1 32-38 1976


"Minimum Wage Legislation and Farm Financial Structure." D. Lins, Agriculture Economics Research, (26) 2 33-40 1974


"Farmland Leasing and Uncertainty." D. Lins, B. Johnson, Agricultural Finance Review, (35) 65-69 1974


"Financing the Farm Sector in 1974." D. Lins, J. Penson, Jr., Illinois Agricultural Economics, (14) 21-25 1974


"Use of Credit by Illinois Farmers." D. Lins, T. Frey, Illinois Agricultural Economics, (14) 39-44 1974


"Determinants of Net Changes in Farm Real Estate Debt." D. Lins, Agriculture Economics Research, (24) 1 1972


"Flow-of-Funds: Social Accounts for the Farm Sector." D. Lins, G. Irwin, J. Penson, Jr., American Journal of Agricultural Economics, (53) 1 1-7 1971


"Flow-of-Funds: Social Accounts for the Farm Sector; Reply." D. Lins, G. Irwin, J. Penson, Jr., American Journal of Agriculture Economics, (53) 4 668-669 1971


"Flow-of-Funds: An Adjunct to Income and Balance Sheet Accounts in Understanding the Financial Structure of the Farm Sector." D. Lins, G. Irwin, J. Penson, Jr., Agricultural Finance Review, (31) 11-26 1970


"Mathematical Models in the Study of Agriculture Finance, A Nonmathematical Description." D. Lins, Agricultural Finance Review, (29) 6-14 1969


"An Empirical Comparison of Simulation and Recursive Linear Programming Firm Growth Models." D. Lins, Agriculture Economics Research, (21) 1 7-12 1969

Conference Proceedings

"Selecting Tax Alternatives Under The Tax Reform Act, in Financing Agriculture in a Changing Environment: Macro, Market, Policy and Management Issues." D. Lins, T. Mickey, January: 25-36 1989


"Analysis of Loan Restructuring for the Farm Credit System in Financing Agriculture in a Changing Environment: Macro, Market, Policy and Management Issues." D. Lins, M. Boehlje, B. Bullock, C. Dodson, G. Pederson, Spring: 14-26 1988


"Financial Conditions in Agriculture and Policy Options for Dealing with Financial Stress." D. Lins, April: 1985


"Coping with Inflation in Texas Agriculture." D. Lins, March: 15 1981


"Inflationary Expectations and Land Values." D. Lins, March: 12-21 1978


"The Financial Position of Illinois Agriculture." D. Lins, May: 60-69 1978


"Farm Sector Cash Flow and Sources and Uses of Funds Account." D. Lins, November: 92-112 1978

Books

"Illinois Agriculture, Agribusiness, and the Rural Economy: Strategic Issues for the Next Century." D. Lins, H. Guither, 159 Cooperative Extension Service Special Publication, 1994


"Financing Agribusiness." D. Lins, D. Kohl, 28 Century Communications, 1983


"Farmland." D. Lins, T. Frey, N. Harl, 338 Agribusiness Publications, 1982


"Farm Investment and Financial Analysis." D. Lins, D. Kleinfelter, J. Penson, Jr., 301 Prentice-Hall: Englewood-Cliffs, NJ, 1982


"Agriculture Finance: An Introduction to Micro and Macro Concepts." D. Lins, J. Penson, Jr., 546 Prentice-Hall: Englewood-Cliffs, NJ, 1980

Chapters in Books

"J & S Turkey Farm." D. Lins, D. Zepponi, 265-279 In New Industries and Strategic Alliances in Agriculture: Concepts and Cases, Stipes Publishing Company: Champaign, IL, 1995


"Rural Credit Programs." D. Lins, J. Brake, 363-379 In Food, Agriculture and Rural Policy Into the Twenty-First Century, Westview Press: Boulder, CO., 1994


"U.S. Farms, Changing Size and Structure." D. Lins, 431-442 In Encyclopedia of Agriculture Science , 1994


"Agriculture and Rural Finance Policy." D. Lins, M. Duncan, M. Boehlje, 171-176 In 1995 Farm Bill Policy Options and Consequences, Texas A&M, 1994


"Financing Illinois Agriculture." D. Lins, C. DeVuyst, B. Sherrick, In Illinois Agriculture, Agricusiness and the Rural Economy: Strategic Issues for the Next Century, University of Illinois, 1994


"Commercial Agriculture in Rural Economic Development." D. Lins, 41-50 In Rural Community Economic Development, Praeger Publishing: New York, NY, 1991


"Machinery Management." D. Lins, 191-195 In 1989 Yearbook of Agriculture, U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, D.C., 1990

Honors and Awards


Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professsional Teaching, Honorable Mention, University of Illinois , 2003


Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching, CBA Alumni Association , 2003


Hughes Teaching Award , 1996


Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers , 1990-2008


Outstanding First year Instructor, Executive MBA Program , 2001


Outstanding Instructor for Second Year classes, Illinois MBA , 2001


Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis , 1972


Outstanding Instructor Award, NAMA , 1989


Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Business , 2005


Outstanding Teaching Award, Executive MBA Program , 2005


Superior Service Award, USDA , 1982

 

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dlins@illinois.edu

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