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About The Director - Professor Deng Yongheng

Professor Deng Yoheng

Professor Deng is Provost's Chair Professor of Real Estate and Finance and Director of the Institute of Real Estate Studies (IRES) at the National University of Singapore. He is also the Head of Real Estate at the Department of Real Estate, School of Design and Environment, and Professor in the Department of Finance at NUS Business School. He serves as the Director of the Lifecycle Financing Research Program at NUS Global Asia Institute, and sits on the board of the management of the Asia Research Institute at NUS. Professor Deng has chaired the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Real Estate, and also served as a Vice Chair of the Forum's Global Agenda Council on Financing and Capital. He has served as the 50th President of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA), the first Asian to be elected President in the Association's 50-year history. Prior to joining NUS, he was a Professor at the University of Southern California (USC), School of Policy, Planning and Development, and the Marshall School of Business. He has also served as Economist and Expert in the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) – a Federal Government financial regulator overseeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac- in Washington DC. Professor Deng holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

While Professor Deng's primary research interest is in global real estate and property markets with a focus in Asia, his research pertains to a wide variety of issues in real estate finance and urban economics worldwide, including real estate capital market and asset-backed security pricing and risk analysis, econometric analysis of competing risks of mortgage prepayment and default with unobserved heterogeneity, green building and sustainable development, urbanization and affordable housing. Professor Deng has had his research published in leading economics and finance journals such as Econometrica, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Review of Finance, European Economic Review, Capitalism and Society, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Money Credit and Banking, Real Estate Economics, Journal of Housing Economics, and Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.

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