Dr Bing Zhu

Lecturer in Real Estate Investment and Finance

Dr Bing Zhu

Dr Bing Zhu

Director of Academic Tutoring - Real Estate & Planning
Real Estate & Planning
HBS 130, Whiteknights Campus
+44 (0) 118 378 8264



Dr Bing Zhu is a Lecturer in Real Estate Investment and Finance at Henley Business School, University of Reading. Previously, she held position at University of Cambridge, University of Regensburg and EBS University of Business and Law in Germany. Her research areas include real estate investment and finance and applied econometrics. She has published in journals, such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, Real Estate Economics, the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics and won research awards by the American Real Estate Society for best ‘out of the box thinking’ paper and the first prize by German Real Estate Research Society.


  • Doctorate in Management and Economics (Dr. rer. pol.). EBS University of Business and Law, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Master of Management Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
  • Bachelor of Construction Management and Real Estate, Southeast University ,Nanjing, China.


Real Estate Finance; Housing Economics; Applied Econometrics; Spatial econometrics

Selected Research Grants

  • Bayesian Equal Chance Habilitation Fellowship
  • Regensburg University start-up funding
  • RERI Research Grant

Current PhD students

Shotaro Watanabe: Housing Vacancy, Household Behaviour and Externality. First supervisor


View a full list of Dr Bing Zhu's Publications

Key Publications

Zhu, B. M. Betzinger and S. Sebastian (2017). Housing Market Stability, Mortgage Market Structure, and Monetary Policy: Evidence from the Euro Area, Journal of Housing Economics, forthcoming.

Zhu, B. and Milcheva, S. (2016). Spatial Linkages in Listed Property Returns in Tranquil and Distressed Periods, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, forthcoming.

Milcheva, S. and B. Zhu (2015). Bank Integration and Co-movements across Housing Markets. Journal of Banking and Finance. DOI:10.1016/j.jbankfin.2015.07.002.

Zhu, B., R. Füss and N. Rottke (2012). Spatial Linkages in Returns and Volatilities among the U.S. Regional Housing Markets. Real Estate Economics. 41(1): 29-64.

Zhu, B., R. Füss, N. Rottke (2011). The Predictive Power of Anisotropic Spatial Correlation Modeling in Housing Prices. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. 42(4): 542-565.