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Yi Wu

Lecturer in Real Estate Economics

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Specialisms

  • Housing economics, 
  • Corporate finance, 
  • Property technology (Proptech)

Location

HBS 130, Whiteknights Campus

Dr Yi Wu is a Lecturer in Real Estate Economics, specialising in housing economics and corporate finance. Dr Wu joined Henley Business School from Bayes Business School (formerly Cass Business School) as Lecturer in Real Estate. Dr Wu spent time as a visiting scholar at the University of San Diego and the National University of Singapore and worked for Yuexiu, a Hong Kong based real estate investment trust and CHER AMI Investment Group, a Guangzhou based private fund.

Dr Wu was appointed as the chair of the Society of Property Researchers (SPR) and chair of RED Foundation Data Research & Academia Steering Group in 2023, co-chair of Global Women in Society in 2022. She has good connections with the real estate industry, including Knight Frank, Co-Star, CBRE, JLL, MSCI, and BNP Paribas Real Estate. Dr Wu was honored as the Lincoln Young Scholar in 2017 and a Distinguished PhD in AREUEA in 2016.

Her research focus is housing economics, corporate finance and property technology. Her publications appear in Real Estate Economics, Applied Economics, International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis and the Journal of Risk and Financial Management. She has led many research funding projects, such as a UKRI Accelerated Knowledge Transfer to Innovate (AKT2I) grant in 2022, several Reading Real Estate Foundation (RREF) seed funding in 2020,2021,2022, a Prosperity and Resilience Pump-priming grant from the University of Reading in 2020, a City Pumping Prime Grant from City, University of London in 2018 and a research grant from European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) in 2017. Dr Wu currently teaches Real Estate Economics and Final Projects in Real Estate for Masters on the Real Estate programme.

Dr Wu serves as a reviewer for Journal of Real Estate Research, Journal of Housing Economics, Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, Sustainability, Economies and International Journal of Strategic Property Management. She is a regular presenter at major international real estate conferences, including the AREUEA conference, UEA Annual conference, ARES annual conference and ERES annual conference.

Currently, Dr Wu is working on research projects about homeownership, ESG impact, residential location preferences, migration and industry media effects using big data and machine learning. She is currently working on a business project about big data and machine learning in location decision with Placemake. IO.

Welcome for innovated PhD applicants, who are interested in the field of residential and ESG using big data with good quantitative skills.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Corporate Finance and Investment
  • ARGUS Enterprise Certificate

Completed PhD Students

  • Matthew Pollock: Herding in housing market, lecturer at Nottingham Trent university
  • Cornelia Agyenim-Boateng: International buyer in UK housing market, Fellow in Real Estate Economics and Finance at London School of Economics and Political Science.

Reference: Pollock, M., Masaki, M. and Wu, Y. (2024) Herding and reverse herding in US housing markets: new evidence from a metropolitan-level analysis. Regional Studies. ISSN 1360-0591 (In Press)
Henley faculty authors:
Yi Wu
Reference: Lavoratori, K. , Wu, Y. and Zhang, F. (2024) In the flexible working era: the micro-location choices of co-working spaces. Regional Studies. ISSN 1360-0591 (In Press)
Henley faculty authors:
Dr Katiuscia Lavoratori - Yi Wu
Reference: Wu, Y. , Tidwell, A. and Sah, V. (2023) Impact of ethnic and cultural diversity on millennial living preferences and homeownership. International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis. ISSN 1753-8270 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJHMA-03-2023-0042
Henley faculty authors:
Yi Wu
Reference: Wu, Y. and Lux, N. (2018) U.K. house prices: Bubbles or market efficiency? Evidence from regional analysis. Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 11 (3). 54. ISSN 1911-8074 doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/jrfm11030054
Henley faculty authors:
Yi Wu
Reference: Wu, Y. , Tidwell, A. and Sah, V. (2018) Housing preferences of Asian and Hispanic/Latino immigrants in the United States: A melting pot or salad bowl. Real Estate Economics, 46 (4). pp. 783-835. ISSN 1540-6229 doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/1540-6229.12178
Henley faculty authors:
Yi Wu
Reference: Wu, Y. and Li, Y. (2017) Impact of government intervention in the housing market: evidence from the housing purchase restriction policy in China. Applied Economics, 50 (6). pp. 691-705. ISSN 0003-6846 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2017.1340569
Henley faculty authors:
Yi Wu
Reference: Wu, Y. and Tidwell, A. (2015) Inflation-hedging properties of regional Chinese real estate market: evidence from 35 cities in China. Applied Economics, 47 (60). pp. 6580-6598. ISSN 0003-6846 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2015.1080811
Henley faculty authors:
Yi Wu

Real Estate Economics

This module covers the economic principles underlying land and property markets, as well as the economics of land markets....

Module code: REMREE

Final Project in Real Estate

The aim of this module is to integrate and apply both core and specialised knowledge obtained in the MSc Real Estate Programme and to demonstrate originality in the understanding and...

Module code: REMF48

Real Estate Economics

This module covers the economic principles underlying land and property markets, as well as the economics of land markets....

Module code: REMFRE

Accelerated Knowledge Transfer to Innovate (AKT2I) grant from UKRI in 2022. Title: Big data in location decision

Reading Real Estate Foundation (RREF) seed funding in 2022, Title: Roles of industry experts’ media sentiment in the UK REITs ESG Initiatives

Reading Real Estate Foundation (RREF) seed funding in 2021, Title: Housing Preferences and migration in a post pandemic future;

Reading Real Estate Foundation (RREF) seed funding in 2020, Title: Impact of media on real estate markets: media coverage identification and machine learning in news articles

Prosperity and Resilience Pump-priming grant from University of Reading in 2020. Title: Generation and Immigration Housing Preferences in UK and US

City Pumping Prime Grant from City, University of London in 2018. Title: Application of Deep Learning in Real Estate Mutual Funds

Research grant from European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) in 2017.Title: Impact of Share Buyback and Special Dividend Programmes on European REIT Stock Prices