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Dr Chen Zheng

Associate Professor in Real Estate Finance and Investment

Programme Director: MSc Flexible Programmes

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Specialisms

  • Corporate finance, 
  • International finance, 
  • IPOs, 
  • Real Estate Securities

Location

HBS 214, Whiteknights Campus

Chen Zheng holds a PhD in Real Estate Finance from University of Reading, UK. She has been a Lecturer in Real Estate Finance and Economics at University of Reading since 2017. She is currently the Programme Director for the MSc Flexible Programs. She is also the research organiser for the departmental seminar series. Before joining University of Reading, she was a Lecturer in Finance at University of Essex, UK, where her primary teaching was on Behavioural Finance.

Dr Zheng was a vising scholar at University of Florida for three months in 2016. She has a wide research interests in Corporate Finance, International Finance and Real Estate Finance. She is currently working on projects about IPOs, Cross-border M&As, Agglomeration Economics, Urban Economics, Real Estate Finance and REITs. She has published in internationally-recognised finance and real estate journals. She also serves as a referee for academic journals such as Journal of Corporate Finance.

Qualifications

  • 2018: PhD in Real Estate Finance, University of Reading
  • 2011-2012: Master Degree in International Accounting and Finance, University of Birmingham

Research Grants

Hong Kong General Research Fund: 'Urban Network Capital: How do Chinese Cities Grow in a Networked Economy?', 2020-21

PhD Supervision Interests

Corporate Finance; Listed Real Estate; REITs; Behavioural Finance; IPOs; International Finance

Current PhD students

Oluwaseun Fajana. Labour income risk and the home ownership decisions of female-headed households in Britain. Lead supervisor.

Fengting Zhang. Media effects on real estate and financial markets. Co-supervisor.

Qi Dong. Board reforms and IPO underpricing. Lead Supervisor

Hua Fan. The impact of Smart City development on real estate prices. Lead Supervisor