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Dr. Richard Bin Mei

Associate Professor
Hargreaves Professorship in Forest Finance
CFA level I exam 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:

Last 3 years. Full list available at my Researchgate page.

Mei, B. Timberland investments in the United States: A review and prospects. Forest Policy and Economics (Forthcoming).

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 switch 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