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Jiarong Li

Lecturer of Real Estate Finance

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  • Corporate Finance, 
  • Behavioural Finance, 
  • Sustainability, 
  • Real Estate Finance


HBS 214, Whiteknights Campus

Jiarong Li has a PhD in Finance from Durham University. Jiarong also holds an MSc in Finance from Durham University, with distinction.

Her research interest lies in corporate finance, sustainable finance, and behavioural finance. She has published in journals including International Review of Financial Analysis. She also serves as a referee for academic journals such as Journal of Business Ethics.


  • PhD in Finance, Durham University
  • Master of Science in Finance, Durham University
  • Bachelor of Science in Finance, Renmin University, China

Currently accepting new PhD students with interests in climate finance, corporate finance, and Real Estate Finance.

Reference: Ren, X., Li, J. , Wang, X. and Lei, X. (2024) Female directors and CSR: does the presence of female directors affect CSR focus? International Review of Financial Analysis. 103101. ISSN 1873-8079 doi:
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Jiarong Li
Reference: Zheng, z., Li, J. , Ren, X. and Jie, G. (2023) Does corporate ESG create value? New evidence from M&As in China. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 77. 101916. ISSN 0927538X doi:
Henley faculty authors:
Jiarong Li
Reference: Li, J. , Guo, J. M., Hu, N. and Tang, K. (2021) Do corporate managers believe in luck? Evidence of the Chinese zodiac effect. International Review of Financial Analysis, 77. 101861. ISSN 1873-8079 doi:
Henley faculty authors:
Jiarong Li

Investment and Finance Projects

This module aims to provide an application of the various concepts learned in RE3ISM and RE3FM to real-world investment decisions. Since the nature of each topic will vary with changing...

Module code: RE3IVP

Finance and Markets

After introducing the main concepts of corporate finance and their application to real estate markets in the Autumn term, the module presents and analyses the structuring, functioning and pricing of...

Module code: RE3FM

Introduction to Real Estate Finance

The module provides an introduction to concepts of real estate finance, both theoretically and empirically. It introduces students to the concepts of risk and return, cost of capital and the...

Module code: REMF42

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