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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Helen Xiaohui Bao

Dr   Helen Xiaohui Bao

Fellow in Land Economy, Newnham College

University Lecturer in Real Estate Finance

Director of International Relations, Department of Land Economy

Office Phone: (01223) 337116

Key Publications

  1. Helen X. H. Bao* and Charlotte C. Meng. Loss Aversion and Housing Studies. Journal of Real Estate Literature, forthcoming.
  2. Helen X. H. Bao* and Steven H. Li (2016). Overconfidence and Real Estate Investment: A Critical Review of the Literature. The Singapore Economic Review, 61(4):1650015.
  3. Helen X. H. Bao* and Cynthia, M. Gong (2016). Endowment Effect and Housing Decisions. International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 20(4):341-353.
  4. F. Xia, Y. Shen, J. Yan, and Helen X. H. Bao* (2016). On the Potential of Urban Three-dimensional Space Development: The Case of Liuzhou, China, Habitat International, 51:48-58.
  5. F. Xu, Helen X. H. Bao, H. Li*, Mei-Po Kwan, and X. Huang (2016) Land Use Policy and Spatiotemporal Changes in the Water Area of an Arid Region.  Land Use Policy, 54:366-377.
  6. J. Yan, F. Xia and Helen X. H. Bao* (2015). Strategic Planning Framework for Land Consolidation in China: A Top-level Design Based on SWOT Analysis, Habitat International, 48: 46 – 54.
  7. M. Wang, Helen X. H. Bao* and P. Lin (2015). Behavioural Insights into Housing Relocation Decisions: The Effects of the Beijing Olympics, Habitat International, 47: 20-28.
  8. H. Li*, X. Huang, M. Kwan, Helen X. H. Bao and S. Jefferson (2015). Real Changes in Farmers’ Welfare from Land Requisition in the Process of Rapid Urbanization, Land Use Policy, 42: 635 – 641.
  9. L. Feng, Helen X. H. Bao* and Y. Jiang (2014). Land Reallocation Reform in Rural China: A Behavioral Economics Perspective, Land Use Policy, 41: 246 – 259. 
  10. Helen X. H. Bao*, J. L. Glascock, S. Z. Zhou & L. Feng (2014). Land Value Determination in an Emerging Market: Empirical Evidence from China, International Journal of Managerial Finance, 10(2): 180-199.
  11. J. Yan*, L. Feng and Helen X. H. Bao (2010). Housing Price Dynamics: Evidence from Beijing, Frontiers of Economics in China, 5(1):52-68.
  12. Y. Tu* and Helen X. H. Bao (2009). Property Rights and Housing Value: the Impacts of Political Instability, Real Estate Economics 37(2):235-257.
  13. S. Z. Zhou* and Helen X. H. Bao (2009). Modeling Price Dynamics in the Hong Kong Property Markets, Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management Journal, 1S: 8-26.
  14. Helen X. H. Bao* and A. T. K. Wan (2007). Improved Estimators of Hedonic Housing Price Models, Journal of Real Estate Research, 29(3): 267-301.
  15. Helen X. H. Bao and A. T. K. Wan* (2004). On the Use of Spline Smoothing in Estimating Hedonic Housing Price Models: Empirical Evidence Using Hong Kong Data”, Real Estate Economics. 32 (3): 487 - 507.

Other Publications

Book Chapters

  1. Helen X. H. Bao*. Regression Analysis in Planning Research, (2014), in The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods (Eds. Elisabete Silva, Patsy Healey, Neil Harris and Pieter Van den Broeck), Taylor and Francis, ISBN: 978-0-415-72795-2.

Teaching Cases

  1. Helen X. H. Bao*, P. Gong and B. Yang. (2015). Real Estate Investment Trust Returns: Predictability and Determinants, Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, 18(1): 107 – 115.
  2. Helen X. H. Bao* and L. Feng. (2014). Land Market in Beijing: Goldmine or Landmine? Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, 17(1): 79 – 86.
  3. L. Brogan.and Helen X. H. Bao* (2011). Real Estate Investment in Guernsey’s Two-tiered Housing Market, Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, 2011, 14(2): 155 – 166. 
  4. Helen X. H. Bao* and M. Wang. (2010). The Impact of the 2008 Olympic Games on Residential Property Prices in Wangjing, Beijing, Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, 13(1): 71-86.
  5. Helen X. H. Bao* and S. Z. Zhou (2008). The Land Market in Hong Kong: Price Index and the Relationship with the Property Market, Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, 11(2): 187 – 204. 
  6. Helen X. H. Bao*  and P. D. Sweeney. (2008). Hedonic Valuation of Schooling in UK: The Case of Hertford Town, Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, 11(1): 75 – 94.