google-site-verification: google27d592b2362523c4.html skip to primary navigationskip to content

Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Studying at Cambridge


Haotong Li

Research Interests

Behavioral Finance

Real Estate Finance

Quantitative Analytics


Lecturer, SSRMC Time Series Analysis (2016 – 2019)

Supervisor, RM01 Quantitative Research Methods (2015 – 2017)

Teaching Assistant, Cambridge-Renmin EMBA Short Course in Real Estate Finance (June 2017)

Other Professional Activities


Ph.D. Real Estate Finance, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge (2015–present)

M.Phil. Land Economy Research, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge (2014-2015)

MSc. Quantitative Finance (first year), Hanqing Advanced Institute of Economics and Finance, Renmin University of China (2013-2014)

BSc. Finance & BSc. in Mathematics, Undergraduate Flagship Program in Finance and Mathematics, School of Finance, Renmin University of China (2009-2013)


American Economic Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, USA, Jan. 2018

European Real Estate Society (ERES) Annual Conference, Delft, Netherlands, June 2017

Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, Sydney, Australia, Dec. 2016

American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) International Conference, Alicante, Spain, July 2016

Global Real Estate Summit Conference, Washington DC, USA, July 2015


Land Economy Early Career Researcher Conference Best Research Award (2017)

European Real Estate Society PhD Award (2017)

Interest & Responsibilities

CULP Spanish Intermediate 1 (March 2018)

Wolfson College Basketball Team Captain (2017-2018)

Key Publications

Published Articles

Literature survey: “Overconfidence and Real Estate Research: A Survey of the Literature” (with Helen X. H. Bao). Singapore Economic Review, 2016, 61(4).

Teaching case: “House price determinants: The roles of fundamentals and sentiments” (with Helen X. H. Bao). Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education, 2017, 20(1), 63-77.

Working Papers

Investor overconfidence and trading activity inthe Asia Pacific REIT markets (with Helen X. H. Bao).

“Housing Wealth and Residential Energy Consumption in the UK” (with Helen X. H. Bao).

“The Role of CEO Overconfidence in Managerial Decisions: Is it A Curse or A Blessing” (with Helen X. H. Bao).

“Homebuyer overconfidence, economic policy uncertainty, and response in the housing markets”