Yang, Yang (Zoe)(楊揚)

BCom(Hons), 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 PhD in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore in 2018. She obtained her MSc in Urban Land Economics in 2014 and a BComm with Honours in Finance and Real Estate in 2012 from the University of British Columbia. Her papers have been presented in several leading international conferences, and published in academic journals such as 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.

Teaching Areas

Real Estate Development
Real Estate Investment

Research Interests

Urban Economics
Real Estate Finance
Chinese Economy
Environmental Economics

  • Grants
    • “Wealth Shock and Online Consumption”, Early Career Scheme awarded by University Grants Committee, 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, 2019-2020
  • Academic/Professional Services

    Referee for the Peer-reviewed Journals

    • Review of Economics and Statistics
    • Journal of Public 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

    Conference Reviewer

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