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Lu Han

Lu Han

    Lu Han

    Petro-Canada Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy
    Chief Scientist, BEAR Centre

    Degrees: PhD, Stanford University
    MA, University of California, Davis
    BA, Nanjing University
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    Lu Han is Petro-Canada Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy at Rotman and Academic Director of the Centre for Real Estate and Urban Economics. She currently serves on the Board of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association. Lu received a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.

    Lu’s research examines housing market dynamics and risks, the microstructure of real estate markets, incentives and efficiencies in the brokerage industry, housing policies, as well as international real estate and green amenities. Her work has been published in highly regarded economics, finance and real estate journals, such as RAND Journal of Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics and Real Estate Economics.  She has also contributed to a number of books, including the Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics and Housing Markets and the Financial Crisis. Lu received Mill’s Prize for the Best Paper in Real Estate Economics, 2014. 

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    Selected Publications - Papers

    Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

    Honors and Awards

    2016-2018  MBA Teaching Award; Rotman School of Management
    2015  Mill's Prize for the Best Paper in Real Estate Economics
    2008-2014  Excellence in Teaching; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    2012-2015  SSHRC Standard Research Grant (CI)
    2010-2012  SSHRC Standard Research Grant (PI)
    2007-2009  Bell University Lab Research Grants
    2008  Best Paper Award; 13th Asian Real Estate Society Annual Meeting
    2006  Best Dissertation Award; American Real Estate and Urban Economic Association
    2005-present  Petro-Canada Professorship
    2006  Connaught Matching Grants
    2005  Connaught Start Up Grants
    2005  Kapnick Fellow; Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Center

    Professional Affiliations/Memberships

    Board, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association
    Editorial Board, Journal of Urban Economics
    Editorial Board, Real Estate Economics
    Editorial Board, Journal of Housing Economics

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