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National University of Singapore
4 Architecture Drive, Singapore 117566

  Office: SDE1/05-26
  Tel: 65-65163556
  Curriculum Vitae (CV):

Dr.Qin Yu is an assistant professor in the Department of Real Estate. Her research interests include urban and regional economics, economic development, international trade, and applied econometrics. Dr.Qin completed her PhD in applied economics and management at Cornell University in 2014.

  • Infrastructure investment

  • Urbanization

  • Economic development

  • Policy evaluation

  • Chinese economy


Ph.D, Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 2014

M.S., Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 2011

B.A., Finance, Peking University, 2009

B.S., Statistics, Peking University, 2009



1. "No County Left Behind?" The Distributional Impact of High-speed Rail Upgrades in China, accepted, Journal of Economic Geography. (SSCI)

2. Changes in the Distribution of Land Prices in Urban China during 2007-2012​. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2016 Vol 57: pp77-90. (with Hongjia Zhu and Rong Zhu) (SSCI)

3. China's Transport Infrastructure Investment: Past, Present and Future. Asian Economic Policy Review, 2016 Vol 11(2). (SSCI)

4. The Road to Specialization in Agricultural Production: Evidence from Rural China. World Development, 2016 Vol 77: pp1-16. (with Xiaobo Zhang) (SSCI)

5. Negative Externality of Rail Noise and Housing Values: Evidence from the Cessation of Railway Operations in Singapore (with Tien Foo Sing and Mi Diao, forthcoming, Real Estate Economics) (SSCI)

6. Do Public Work Schemes Deter or Encourage Outmigration? Empirical Evidence from China.  IZA Journal of Labor&Development, 2014 3:4 (with Nancy Chau and Ravi Kanbur)

7. The Impact of Parental Son Preference on Children's Educational Attainments and Its Mechanism. Economic Science, Vol.2, 2010 (in Chinese, with Wanchuan Lin)

Working Papers:
1. Networked Leaders in the Shadow of the Market: A Chinese Experiment in Allocating Land Conversion Rights (with Nancy H.Chau and Weiwen Zhang), Jan 2016 (Under Review)

2. International Technology Transfer and Domestic Innovation: Evidence from China’s High Speed Railway Technology Transfer. CEP Discussion Paper No.1393, December 2015 (with Yatang Lin and Zhuan Xie, Under Review

3. Run Away?​ Air Pollution and Emigration Interests in China. (with Hongjia Zhu, R&R at Journal of Population Economics)

4. “Housing Prices and Mating Preferences: Evidence from a Chinese Online Dating Website” (with Yongheng Deng and Hongjia Zhu), June 2015

Work in Progress:

1. China’s Real Estate Market: Decision Making Process of Market Participants from a Behavioral Perspective (with Jubo Yan)



RE2101 Real Estate Market Analysis

RE1101 Real Estate Finance

RE6005 Real Estate Economics Seminar

GEK2013 Real Estate Finance

  Last Modified: 2017-02-27