Dr. Yongqiang Chu is the Childress Klein Distinguished Professor of Real Estate and Urban Economics and Professor of Finance at the UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business. Dr Chu conducts research in real estate, corporate finance, and banking. His research has appeared in many top Finance, Real Estate, and Economics journals, including Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Economic Dynamics, and Real Estate Economics. Dr Chu obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Peking University, his Master’s degree from National University of Singapore, and his PhD from University of WisconsinMadison. Before joining UNC Charlotte, he was an associate professor at the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business.