Chen Zheng


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Research interests

Chen is an Associate Professor of Finance at School of Management, University of Bath. Prior to joining Bath, she was an Associate Professor of Real Estate Finance and Economics and the Program Director of Flexible Masters in Real Estate at the University of Reading. She has wide research interests in Corporate Finance (corporate deals including IPOs and M&As), Real Estate Finance (commercial real estate and REITs), Private Markets, and Urban Economics, with a particular focus on contemporary issues facing real estate and finance markets. Lately, she has been actively engaging in interdisciplinary research which places finance issues in a wider societal problem.

She has successfully bid for large research grants as well as industry funding. Her current research project on urban network capital and development, in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong, has won the Hong Kong General Research Grant; and her recent working project on agglomeration and commercial real estate valuation, in collaboration with Cornell University and Technical University of Munich, has won the industry funding from Real Estate Research Institute. 

Willing to supervise doctoral students

I am interested in supervising PhD students. Please contact me by email if you have a project proposal or ideas that fit with my research interests described above. I currently supervise two internal PhD students and co-supervise two external PhD students 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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