Yifan Chen

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  • Assistant Professor of Finance and Real Estate
  • Faculty Advisor for the Real Estate Finance Track


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(808) 956-3389

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. in Real Estate and Finance, The Pennsylvania State University, 2022
  • B.A. in Finance, Renmin University of China, 2015

Research Interests

Real Estate Finance and Economics

Selected Publications

Chen, Yifan, Sean Wilkoff, and Jiro Yoshida. "Amazon is coming to town: Sequential Information Revelation in the Housing Market." Real Estate Economics, forthcoming.

Chen, Yifan, Jianhua Gang, Zongxin Qian, and Jinfan Zhang. "Rationality Test in the Housing Market: Project‐level Evidence from China." Journal of Regional Science 63, no. 3 (2023): 583-616.

Chen, Yifan, Jim H. Shen and Da Zhao. "Mortgage payments and household consumption in urban China." Economic Modelling, 93 (2020): 100-111.

Awards & Honors

  • Summer Research Grant, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2023
  • Trepp CRE Future Leader Award, 2022
  • Smeal Strong Doctoral Award, The Pennsylvania State University, 2022
  • Smeal Small Research Grant for Ph.D. student, The Pennsylvania State University, 2019-2020
  • Summer Economics Fellowship, American Economic Association, 2019
  • Real Estate Research Institute Research Travel Grant, 2018
  • Valedictorian, Renmin University of China, 2015
  • Study Abroad Scholarship to UC Berkeley, Renmin University of China, 2013