Hu, Maggie Rong（胡榮）
BEng, PhD (NUS)
School of Hotel and Tourism ManagementRoom 710, 7/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
+852 3943 8592
Prof. Maggie Hu is currently an Assistant Professor of Real Estate and Finance at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her PhD in Finance in 2013, and Bachelor of Engineering in 2008 from National University of Singapore. Her main research interests include real estate finance, empirical corporate finance, and banking. Her research papers have been presented at several international finance and real estate conferences, and published in leading journals such as Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Real Estate Economics.
Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Finance and Economics
Empirical Corporate Finance
- Publications & Working Papers
- Vicky Yi Fan, Maggie Hu*, Wayne Xinwei Wan and Zhenping Wang (2022), “A Tale of Two Cities: Mainland Chinese Buyers in Hong Kong Housing Market,” Review of Finance, conditionally accepted.
- Maggie Hu, Xiaoyang Li, Yang Shi, and Michael Zhang (2022), “Numerological Heuristics and Credit Risk in P2P Lending”, Information Systems Research, forthcoming.
- Mingming Cheng, Maggie Hu* and Adrian Lee (2022), “A Global Perspective on the Impact of Covid-19 on Peer-to-peer Accommodation: Human Mobility, Case Number and Lockdown Policies”, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, accepted.
- Quan Gan, Maggie Hu* and Wayne Xinwei Wan (2022), “Contract Rescission in Real Estate Presale Market,” Real Estate Economics, 50(4), 1054-1106.
- Sumit Agarwal, Maggie Hu*, and Adrian Lee (2022), “Street Name Fluency and Housing Prices,” Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 65, 181–229.
- Wen He, Maggie Hu*, Lin Mi, and Jin Yu (2021), “How Stable are Corporate Capital Structures? International Evidence,” Journal of Banking and Finance, 126, May 2021.
- Maggie Hu*, Adrian Lee, and Dihan Zou (2021), “COVID-19 and Housing Prices: Australian Evidence with Daily Hedonic Returns,” Finance Research Letters, 43, 2021 Feb 4th.
- Yongheng Deng, Maggie Hu*, and Adrian Lee (2021), “Melting Pot or Salad Bowl: Culture Distance and Housing Investments,” Real Estate Economics, 49(S1), 235-267.
- Maggie Hu* and Adrian Lee (2020), “Outshine to Outbid: Weather-Induced Mood and the Housing Market,” Management Science, 66(3), 1005-1507.
- Yuanli Fang, Maggie Hu, and Qingsen Yang (2018), “Do executives benefit from shareholder disputes? Evidence from multiple large shareholders in Chinese listed firms,” Journal of Corporate Finance, 51, 275–315.
- Yongheng Deng, Maggie Hu*, and Anand Srinivasan (2017), “Information Asymmetry and Organisational Structure: Evidence from REITs,” Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 55(1),32–64.
- Wen He and Maggie Hu* (2016), “Religion and Bank Loan Terms,” Journal of Banking and Finance, 64, 205-215.
- Xudong An, Yongheng Deng, Jeffrey D. Fisher, and Maggie Hu (2016), “Commercial Real Estate Rental Index: A Dynamic Panel Data Model Estimation,” Real Estate Economics, 44(2), 378-410.
- Wen He and Maggie Hu (2014), “Aggregate Earnings and Market Returns: International Evidence,” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 49(4), 879-901.
- Principal Investigator, General Research Grant Project Number 14506922, with Sumit Agarwal and Bohui Zhang, “Regulatory Distance and Peer-to-peer Lending Platform Collapse”, 2022-2023
- CUHK S. H. Ho College Student Work Fund, 2021/22
- Research Grant awarded by Alrov Institute for Real Estate Research, Tel Aviv University with total grant value 30,000 NIS, 2021-2022
- Co-Investigator, General Research Grant Project Number 14501320, with Hong Hong, Qiang Ye and Michael Zhang, “Locals vs. Tourists: Differential Word-of-Mouth Effect”, 2021-2023
- CUHK Business School Direct Allocation Grant with total grant value HKD80,000, 2016-2018
- Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant, with Kevin Fox, Glenn Otto, Nigel Stapledon, Mariano Kulish, Erwin Diewert, and Iqbal Syed in collaboration with CorVal Partners Limited, total grant value AUD $625,000, 2014 – 2017
- UNSW Business School Special Research Grant with total grant value AUD $5,760, 2016-2017
- UTS Business School Research Grant, with Adrian Lee with total grant value AUD $9,914, 2015-2016
- UNSW Business School Special Research Grant with total grant value AUD $7,000, 2014-2015
- Student Travel Grant, American Finance Association (AFA) Conference, San Diego, USA, 2013
- Awards & Honours
- Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (PBFJ) Best Paper Award, 2022 AsianFA Conference
- Best Paper Award in Real Estate Track at the 2022 Academy of Finance Conference
- Best Paper Award in Global Finance Track at the 2022 Academy of Finance Conference
- Rising Star Award in Real Estate Research, Shanghai Real Estate Finance Symposium, 2019
- Best Paper Award at Indonesian Financial Management Association (IFMA) International Conference, 2016
- Best Paper Award (3rd Place) at Global Real Estate Summit (AsRES joint with GCREC), 2015