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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.

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 (Forthcoming).

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 (Forthcoming).

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

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