Prof. Siqi Zheng

Samuel Tak Lee Professor of Real Estate Development and Entrepreneurship
Director, Center for Real Estate (CRE)
Faculty Director, Samuel Tak Lee Real Estate Entrepreneurship Lab
Faculty Chair, Asia Real Estate Initiative

Primary DLC

Department of Urban Studies and Planning

MIT Room: 9-331


Fiona Farzan

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Urban Economics and Development
Real Estate Market and Policy
Environmental Quality of Urbanization

Research Summary

Professor Zheng’s field of specialization is urban and environmental economics, urban development and real estate market, with a special focus on China. She published in many peer reviewed English journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Economic Geography, European Economic Review, Journal of Urban Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Transportation Research Part A, Environment and Planning A, Ecological Economics, Journal of Regional Science, Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. A book she has co-authored, Blue Skies over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in China (Princeton University Press) was published in May 2016. She has also published more than 100 papers and two books in Chinese. She is the Associated Editor of Journal of Economic Surveys, and is on the editorial board of Journal of Housing Economics and International Real Estate Review. She is the Vice General Secretary of the Global Chinese Real Estate Congress and on the board of the Asian Real Estate Society.

Recent Work