Education

10/2012-Present

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK

  • Thesis title: “WTA-WTP Disparity and Housing Decisions”
  • Viva date: 29 November 2016
  • The Ph.D. thesis presents models that are developed on the basis of behavioural economic theories to analyse the WTA–WTP disparity in the housing market. Field experiments are conducted to verify these models in the housing market. A meta-analytic review is performed on the WTA–WTP disparity studies conducted since the 1960s to offer guidance on the design of the field experiments.
10/2011-09/2012

M.Phil. Land Economy Research, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK

  • Dissertation title: “Spatial Econometric Modelling of Residential Property Prices: Empirical Evidences from Washington D.C., USA”
  • The M.Phil. dissertation empirically verifies the benefit of considering spatial dependency in hedonic price modelling. By analyzing 13,923 residential property transaction records collected from Washington D.C., the results suggest that spatial error models can address the problems due to spatial-related omitted variable bias in hedonic price models, and submarket modeling is superior to aggregated modeling in terms of prediction accuracy and coefficient significance.
05/2010-09/2011 Visiting student, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, UK
09/2007-06/2011 B.Sc. Financial Management, School of Management, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China