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Dr Xiaolun Yu

Lecturer in Real Estate Finance

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  • Urban Economics, 
  • Policy Evaluation, 
  • Real Estate Finance, 
  • Land Use Regulation, 
  • Spatial Econometrics


HBS - 216, Whiteknights Campus

Xiaolun is a Lecturer in Real Estate Finance at Henley Business School.

Xiaolun’s research combines econometric methods with spatial techniques to study topics on urban economics, real estate, public policy, and applied microeconomics.

Before joining University of Reading, Xiaolun was a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics, where he worked on research projects and taught courses about real estate finance, urban economics, spatial econometrics, and policy evaluation. His works have won research awards such as the Nick Tyrrell Research Prize and have received media coverage such as The Economist. Xiaolun has working experience in leading securities companies and real estate developers.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economic Geography, 2021, London School of Economics, United Kingdom

Master of Science (MSc) in Real Estate Economics and Finance, 2016, London School of Economics, United Kingdom

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics, 2015, Tongji University, China

Undergraduate Exchange, 2013, University of St.Gallen, Switzerland

Investment Appraisal

Summary module description: This module introduces students to basic financial mathematics and their application for the pricing of equities, bonds, mortgages and real estate assets. Following some introductory material on...

Module code: RE1IAP

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. ...

Module code: RE3IVP

Real Estate Finance

The module presents in depth concepts of real estate finance, both theoretically and empirically. It can be seen as an advanced course in corporate finance (funding and valuation) applied to...

Module code: REMF27