Hu, Maggie Rong(胡榮)

BEng, PhD (NUS)

Assistant Professor


School of Hotel and Tourism Management

Room 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.

Teaching Areas

Real Estate Finance

Research Interests

Real Estate Finance and Economics
International Finance
Empirical Corporate Finance

  • Grants
    • 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