Tin-Chun Lin is a professor of economics at Indiana University Northwest. He is currently working with Subir Bandyopadhyay to create an annual Business Confidence Index for Northwest Indiana that provides information for local business leaders. His research focuses on economic behavior, consumer economics, economics of education and economic education.
He has published numerous articles in high-impact academic journals. He serves as an editor-in-chief for International Journal of Economic Issues, Studies in Economics and International Finance; Asian Journal of Economics and Finance; and for Asian Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Studies. He is co-editor for Asian Journal of Economic Modeling, deputy editor-in-chief for Advances in Economics and Business, and a guest editor for Sustainability. He also serves as a lead guest editor for Business Administration and Management and for Probe – Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, and an academic editor for British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioral Science and for Applied Economics and Policy Analysis.
He is an associate member of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago, and an honorary member at the Asian School of Management and Technology. He is an Indiana University FACET member and a recipient of several teaching and research awards, such as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award, Trustees’ Teaching Award, Founder’s Day Teaching Award, Herman Frederic Lieber Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching, Mercantile Bank Research Award for Outstanding Performance in Research and Scholarly Activity, and Indiana University Northwest Distinguished Performance in Scholarship and Creative Activity Award. He also serves as a volunteer of teaching economics at School of Munster for the Junior Achievement Program.
Areas of Expertise
Economics of education, economic education, consumer economics, economic behavior, applied microeconomics.