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Dr. Richard Bin Mei

Hargreaves Professor of 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
BS, MS, Beijing Forestry University, 2002, 2005


Research Areas Detail:

Timberland investment
Forest based climate solutions
Decision making under uncertainty

Recent Citations:

Recent articles. Full list available at my ResearchGate or Google Scholar page.

Mei, B., D. Wear, and Y. Li. 2022. Tree planting subsidies and land use switching between forestry and agriculture in the US South. Journal of Forest Economics. Forthcoming.

Mei, B. 2022. On the performance of timberland as an alternative asset. Journal of Forest Economics 37(2): 169-184.

Chudy, R, B. Mei, and S. Skjerstad. 2022 The performance of private equity timberland funds in the United States between 1985 and 2018. Journal of Forest Economics 37(2): 199-215.

Piao, X., W. Yao, and B. Mei. 2022. On the risk of novel specialized REITs. Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management 28(1). Forthcoming.

Restrepo, H., C. Montes, B. Bullock, and B. Mei. 2022. The effect of climate variability factors on potential net primary productivity uncertainty: An analysis with a stochastic spatial 3-PG model. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 315: 108812.

Gutierrez Garzon, A.R., P. Bettinger, J. Abrams, J. Siry, and B. Mei. 2022. Forest sustainability in state forest management plans: A content analysis. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 41(1): 92-113.

Baral, S. and B. Mei. 2022. Development and performance of timber REITs in the United States: A review and some prospects. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 52(1): 1-10.

Zhang, W. and B. Mei. 2021. Volatility decay and diversification role of timberland as the investment horizon lengthens. Forest Science 67(5): 501-513.

Mei, B. 2021. Commentary - From backwoods to boardrooms: The rise of institutional investment in timberland, ISBN 9780870711428, Daowei Zhang. Oregon State University Press, 2021. 280 p. Forest Policy and Economics 133: 102609.


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