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Dr. Richard Bin Mei

Hargreaves Professor of Forest Finance
  • PhD, University of Georgia, 2010
  • MS, Mississippi State University, 2007
  • BS, MS, Beijing Forestry University, 2002, 2005
Selected Publications:


Mei, B. and M. Clutter. 2022. Forestland Investment: Valuation and Analysis. Routledge. Forthcoming.

Articles (Full list available at ResearchGate or Google Scholar):

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 37(3): 237257.

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

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.

Piao, X., W. Yao, and B. Mei. 2022. On the risk of novel specialized REITs. Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management  28(1): 33-47.

Research Areas:
Research Interests:

Timberland investment
Forest-based climate solutions
Decision-making under uncertainty


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

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