Dr Yi Wu

Lecturer in Real Estate Economics

Dr Yi Wu

Dr Yi Wu

Real Estate & Planning
HBS 130, Whiteknights Campus
+44 (0) 118 378 8264



Dr Yi Wu is a Lecturer in Real Estate Economics. Dr Wu joined Henley Business School from 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. She was honoured as the Lincoln Young Scholar in 2017 and a Distinguished PhD in AREUEA in 2016. She is teaching Maths for Finance, Real Estate Economics and International Real Estate Markets. Her research focus is on housing economics, corporate finance and property technology. Her publications appear in Real Estate Economics, Applied Economics and the Journal of Risk and Financial Management.

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

Currently, Dr Wu is working on research projects about millennial homeownership, property convergence clubs, forecasting by deep learning and property technology (Proptech) ecosystem. She is also a consultant for many PropTech companies, such as Pandeta, Clozer.


  • PhD in Corporate Finance and Investment
  • ARGUS Enterprise Certificate


Housing Economics; Corporate Finance; Property technology (Proptech)

Selected Research Grants

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

Key Publications

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), pp. 54–54. doi:10.3390/jrfm11030054.

Wu, Y. and Li, Y. (2018). Impact of government intervention in the housing market: evidence from the housing purchase restriction policy in China. Applied Economics, 50(6), pp. 691–705. doi:10.1080/00036846.2017.1340569.

Wu, Y., Sah, V. and Tidwell, A. (2016). Housing Preferences of Asian and Hispanic/Latino Immigrants in the United States: A Melting Pot or Salad Bowl. Real Estate Economics. doi:10.1111/1540-6229.12178.

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. doi:10.1080/00036846.2015.1080811.