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., Ling, D. and Zheng, C. (2020) Does Asset Location and Concentration Explain REIT IPO Valuation? Real Estate Economics, forthcoming.

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