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Peer-reviewed Journal Articles


  • Lin, Wanlin, and George C. S. Lin. 2023. “Strategizing Actors and Agents in the Functioning of Informal Property Rights: The Tragicomedy of the Extralegal Housing Market in China”. World Development. 161.

  • Lin, Wanlin. 2022. “Garnering Sympathy: Moral Appeals and Land Bargaining under Autocracy”, Journal of Institutional Economics. 18(5), 767-784.

  • Lin, Wanlin. The Endogenous Institutional Analysis and Change: The Perspective of Game Theory (内生的制度运行和变迁分析:博弈论的视角). Accepted. Journal of Peking University (Philosophy & Social Sciences) [北京大学学报(哲学社会科学版)].

  • Lin, Wanlin, Fengyi Zhao, Xingshen Wu, Meng Ge, Huiyin Yang, and Nan Li. 2013. “The Governance of Trans-boundary Water Pollution—Illustrated by the Example of Pearl River Basin (跨区域水资源污染治理研究—以珠江流域为例)”, Law Review of Sun Yat-Sen University(中山大学法律评论) 11(2):229–250.

  • Liu, Wei, and Wanlin Lin. 2013. “Rawls’ Distributive Justice: A Comparative Perspective(试论罗尔斯的分配理论:一种比较的视角)”, Seeker(求索)7:238–240.

  • Lin, Wanlin. 2012. “The Nation State and the ‘Leviathan’ of Hobbes:From the Perspective of Game Theory and Social Choice Theory(霍布斯自然状态和“利维坦”理论:博弈论和社会选择理论视角)”, Journal of Guangdong University of Finance & Economics (广东商学院学报), supplementary issue

Book Chapters

  • Yuan, Minjun and Wanlin Lin. 2023. “The Institutional Diversity of Online E-commerce Platforms in China”. In Living Better Together: Social Relations and Economic Governance in the Work of Ostrom and Zelizer, edited by Virgil Henry Storr and Stefanie Haeffele. Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Lin, Wanlin. 2020. “Community, State and Market: Rethinking Social Capital in Transtional Authoritarian Regimes”. In Exploring the Political Economy & Social Philosophy of Vincent and Elinor Ostrom, edited by Peter Boettke, Bobbi Herzberg, and Brian Kogelmann. Rowman & Littlefield International.

Works Submitted For Publication

  • Lin, Wanlin, Peng Wang, and Minjun Yuan. “Governing the Knowledge Commons: The Hybrid Relational-Contractual Governance in China’s Mining Industry”. Revise and Resubmit. World Development.

  • Lin, Wanlin, Siqin Kang, Jiangnan Zhu, and Li Ding. “How to Enter Business Networks? Drinking to Signal Cooperativeness in China”. Revise and Resubmit. Public Choice.

  • Wang, Peng, and Wanlin Lin. Extralegal Governance: The Social Order of Illegal Markets in China. Book manuscript. Cambridge University Press. Under review.

Works In Progress

  • Lin, Wanlin. “Institutional Diversity of the Redevelopment of Urban Villages in China”.

  • Lin, Wanlin, and Peng Wang. “Decoding the Illegal Online Market: Extralegal Governance and Internet Gambling”.

  • Lin, Wanlin, Meina Cai, Minjun Yuan, Ilia Murtazashvili, and Ali Palida. “The Polycentric Governance of Online E-commerce Platforms in China: Centralized and Decentralized Mechanisms”.

  • Lin, Wanlin. “Unmasking the Innovation and Intellectual Property Governance in Renewable Energy Sectors”.

  • Lin, Wanlin. Comparing the Institutional Mechanisms of Data Exchange in Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

  • Lin, Wanlin, Wenhao Chen, and Junqiao Chen. “Is Cross-shareholding or Cheap Communication Making Data Sharing More Possible? Evidence from a Lab-in-the-field Experiment in Hong Kong”.

  • Yuan, Minjun, Wanlin Lin, and Jiangnan Zhu. “Overcoming Cooperation Dilemmas in Cross-border Innovations: Productive and Protective Institutional Entrepreneurship”.

  • Cai, Meina, Greg Caskey, Wilson Law, Wanlin Lin, Ilia Murtazashvili, and Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili. “The Ostroms in Beijing”.

  • Lin, Wanlin. Property Rights, Social Cooperation and Governance: The Comparative Analysis of Prisoners’ Dilemma Game and Stag Hunt Game (产权、社会合作与治理:基于囚徒困境博弈与猎鹿博弈的比较分析).

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