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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Studying at Cambridge


Chunming Meng

Chunming Meng

Principal Supervisor: Professor Helen Bao

College: Newnham College

Subject Area: Real Estate & Urban Analysis Research

Title of Thesis: Loss Aversion and Residential Property Development in China

Expected Graduate Term: 2019 ET


2015 Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, Teaching Assistant (Supervisor)

  • Deliver supervisions (small group tutorials) for RM01 Quantitative Research Methods I (postgraduate level course)
  • Teach seminars on statistical software usage (SPSS and EViews)
  • Participate in the design of course materials, including supervision handouts and seminar PPTs.

Other Professional Activities

Education Background

10/2015 – present, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, PhD in Land Economy

10/2014 – 9/2015, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, MPhil in Land Economy Research

9/2013—6/2014, Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance, Renmin Univ. of China

9/2009—6/2013, School of Finance, Renmin Univ. Of China, B.E in Finance & Mathematics


Working Papers

“Loss Aversion and Housing Studies” (with Helen X. H. Bao), submitted to Journal of Real Estate Literature, under review.

“Land prices determination in Beijing –price discrimination for companies of different ownerships”, (with Helen X. H. Bao).


Conference Papers

“Land and House Prices in China: The Role of Loss Aversion” (with Helen X. H. Bao and J. Wu), July 2015, Annual Asian Real Estate Society Conference, Washington DC, USA.


Work Experiences

2012 Citibank (China) Co., Ltd. Beijing Branch Relationship Manager Assistant, International Banking Business internship

Key Publications

"Food prices and inflation dynamics in China." (with C. Zhang and L. Getz), 2014, China Agricultural Economic Review 6(3): 395-412.