Dr Chen Zheng

Lecturer in Real Estate Finance and Economics

Dr Chen Zheng

Dr Chen Zheng

Programme Director: MSc Flexible Programmes
Real Estate & Planning
HBS 214, Whiteknights Campus
+44 (0) 118 378 8402



Before joining University of Reading, Chen was a Lecturer in Finance at University of Essex. With a background in Corporate Finance, she developed a wide range of research interests in initial public offering, cross-border financing, financial integration, real estate finance and investments and behavioural finance.


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


Corporate Finance; International Finance; IPOs; Real Estate Securities

PhD Supervision Interests

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


Marcato, G., Milcheva, S. and Zheng, C. (2018) Market Integration, Country Institutions and IPO Underpricing, Journal of Corporate Finance, 53: 87-105.

Marcato, G., Milcheva, S. and Zheng, C. (2018) Urban Economic Openness and IPO Underpricing, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 56(3): 325-351