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Dr. Richard Bin Mei

Associate Professor
Hargreaves Professorship in Forest Finance
CFA level II candidate

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.

Restrepo, H., B. Mei, and B. Bullock. 2020. Long-term timber contracts in the southeastern US: Updating the primer valuation framework. Forest Science (Forthcoming).

Baral, S., Y. Li, and B. Mei. 2020. Financial effects of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on non-industrial private forest landowners: A comparative study for 10 southern States of the US. Journal of Forestry 118(6): 584-597.

Mei, B., W. Wu, and W. Yao. 2020. Private-equity commercial real estate, timberland, and farmland: Market integration and information transition dynamics. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 50(11): 1101-1112.

Guiterrez Garzon, A.R., P. Bettinger, J. Siry, J. Abrams, C. Cieszewski, K. Boston, B. Mei, H. Zengin, and A. Yesil. 2020. A comparative analysis of five forest certification programs. Forests. 11(8): 863.

Reeves, T., B. Mei, J. Siry, P. Bettinger, and S. Ferreira. 2020. Effect of working forest conservation easements on surrounding property values. Forest Policy and Economics 118: 102241.

Hiegel, A., J. Siry, P. Bettinger, and B. Mei. 2020. Timberland transaction costs and due diligence - A literature review and assessment of research needs. International Forestry Review 22(2): 199-210.

Reeves, T., B. Mei, J. Siry, P. Bettinger, and S. Ferreira. 2020. Towards a characterization of working forest conservation easements in Georgia, USA. Forests 11(6): 635.

Restrepo, H., W. Zhang, and B. Mei. 2020. The time-varying role of timberland in long-term, mixed-asset portfolios under the mean conditional value-at-risk framework. Forest Policy and Economics 113: 102136.

Mei, B. and M. Clutter. 2020. Return and information transmission of public and private timberland markets in the United States. Forest Policy and Economics 113: 102092.

Guiterrez Garzon, A.R., P. Bettinger, J. Siry, B. Mei, and J. Abrams. 2020. The terms foresters and planners in the United States use to infer sustainability in forest management plans: A survey analysis. Sustainability 12(1): 17.

Mei, B. 2019. Timberland investments in the United States: A review and prospects. Forest Policy and Economics 109: 101998.

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.


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