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Dr. Richard Bin Mei

Associate Professor
Hargreaves Professorship in Forest Finance
CFA level I passed

Contact Information

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Campus address

Warnell 4-528
PhD, University of Georgia, 2010
MS, Mississippi State University, 2007
MS, Beijing Forestry University, 2005
BS, Beijing Forestry University, 2002


Research Areas Detail:

Timberland investment
Forest products market and industry
Decision making under uncertainty

Recent Citations:

Journal articles in last 3 years. Full list available at my Researchgate page.

Mei, B. 2019. Timberland investments in the United States: A review and prospects. Forest Policy and Economics 109: 1-7.

Zhang, W. and B. Mei. 2019. Assessing the risk and return of optimal portfolios of US timberland and farmland. Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management 25(1): 99-113.

Li, Y., B. Mei, and T. Linhares-Juvenal. 2019. The economic contribution of the world's forest sector. Forest Policy and Economics 100: 236-253.

Mei, B., D. Wear, and J. Henderson. 2019. Timberland investment under both financial and biophysical risk. Land Economics 95(2): 279-291.

Reeves, T., B. Mei, P. Bettinger, and J. Siry. 2018. Review of the effects of conservation easements on surrounding property values. Journal of Forestry 116(6): 555-562.

Zhang, W., B. Mei, and R. Izlar. 2018. Impact of forest-related conservation easements on contiguous and surrounding property values. Forest Policy and Economics 93: 30-35.

Mei, B. 2018. On the determinants of transaction frequency of institutional commercial timberland properties in the United States. Land Economics 94(2): 206-219.

Mei, B. and M. Wetzstein. 2017. Burning wood pellets for electricity generation? A regime switching analysis. Energy Economics 65: 434-441.

Piao, X., B. Mei, and W. Zhang. 2017. Long-term event study of timber real estate investment trust conversions. Forest Policy and Economics 78: 1-9.

Mei, B. 2017. Investment returns of US commercial timberland: Insights into index construction methods and results. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 47(2): 226-233.


FINA 7110 Valuation (MBA class at Terry College of Business)
FORS 7780 Timberland Accounting, Finance and Taxation
FORS 7790 Forest Finance Decision Making