Yang, Yang (Zoe)(楊揚)

BCom(UBC); MSc (UBC); PhD (NUS)

Assistant Professor


School of Hotel and Tourism Management

Room 726, 7/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 4033




Prof. Zoe Yang is currently an Assistant Professor of Real Estate at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include issues relating to urban economics, real estate, and sustainability. She received her Ph.D. in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore in 2018. She obtained her M.Sc. in Urban Land Economics in 2014 and a B.Comm with Honours in Finance and Real Estate in 2012 from the University of British Columbia. Her papers have been published in academic journals such as The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Real Estate Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Energy Economics. She is the principal investigator of HK-GRC and HK-ECS GRF projects, and she has been awarded the National Natural Science Foundation of China’s Young Scientists Fund.

Teaching Areas

Real Estate Development
Real Estate Investment

Research Interests

Urban Economics
Real Estate Finance
Chinese Economy
Environmental Economics

  • Grants
    • “Air Pollution and Online Consumption”, General Research Fund awarded by University Grants Committee of Hong Kong, 2023-2025
    • “Wealth Shock and Online Consumption”, Early Career Scheme awarded by University Grants Committee of Hong Kong, 2020-2022
    • “Competition and Quality: New Evidence from the High-Speed Rails and Airlines”, Project Impact Enhancement Fund awarded by CUHK, 2020-2022
    • “Blessing in Disguise? Environmental Shocks and Performance Enhancement”, Project Impact Enhancement Fund awarded by CUHK Business School, 2019-2021
  • Academic/Professional Services

    Referee for the Peer-reviewed Journals

    • Review of Economics and Statistics
    • Journal of Public Economics
    • American Economic Journal: Applied Economics,
    • Management Science
    • Review of Finance
    • Journal of Industrial Economics
    • Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
    • China Economics Review
    • Journal of Urban Economics
    • Real Estate Economics
    • Regional Science and Urban Economics
    • International Real Estate Review
    • Journal of Housing Economics
    • Cities
    • Review of Transportation Research – Part B
    • Transport Policy
    • World Development
    • Journal of Asian Economics

    Conference Reviewer

    • Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, 2019-Present