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Lu Han

Lu Han

Lu Han

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


PhD, Stanford University
MA, University of California, Davis
BA, Nanjing University


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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