Launch of Chinese Residential Land Price Indexes in Beijing, China
The Institute of Real Estate Studies, National University of Singapore, Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and the Hang Lung Center for Real Estate of Tsinghua University jointly launched the NUS-Wharton-Tsinghua Chinese Residential Land Price Indexes (CRLPI) on 1 September 2014, in Beijing, China.
Prof Sumit Agarwal's paper with Chomsisengphet, S., N. Mahoney and J. Stroebel entitled "Regulating Consumer Financial Products: Evidence from the Card Act" has been accepted at the Quarterly Journal of Economics (QJE).
Prof Deng Yongheng has been elected as the 50th President of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) at the AREUEA-ASSA Annual Conference 2014 in Philadelphia. Prof Deng's appointment as AREUEA President enhances NUS' formidable global network and will further strengthen NUS' research capabilities in the area of real estate finance and economics, particularly on Asia.
His paper co-authored with Xin Liu and Shang-jin Wei entitled "One Fundamental and Two Taxes: When does a Tobin Tax reduce financial price volatility?" won the best paper award in the 2014 China International Conference in Finance (CICF), in Chengdu, China in July 2014.
He has been appointed as a member of the management board of Asia Research Institute at NUS from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2016.
Prof Sumit Agarwal has been appointed as the Low Tuck Kwong Professor in the NUS Business School. The appointment is in recognition of his outstanding and impactful scholarly accomplishments, which are internationally acknowledged. It is tenable for a period of five years, from July 2014 to June 2019.
Assoc. Prof Alice Christudason was elected to be the Vice-Chair of the NUS Teaching Academy's Executive Council (Exco) with effect from 1 July 2014, for a two-year term. The Exco is actively involved in defining the direction of the Academy for both the short and long term. The Exco also undertakes the day-to-day operations of the Academy, and is responsible for making decisions on behalf of all Fellows.
Dr Qin Yu, our newly joined faculty member, had her paper "Networked Leaders in the Shadow of the Market: A Chinese Experiment in Allocating Land Conversion Rights" included in the conference program of the NBER Meeting in October. Only a small subset of the large submissions can be included in the program.
Prof Liew Mun Leong
Founding President & CEO, CapitaLand Limited
Public Talk Series : Globalisation of Real Estate - The CapitaLand Experience, 24 April
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Mr Wang Shi
Chairman and Founder of China Vanke
Professor (Practice), NUS Business School and SDE
"Green Buildings For a Better Tomorrow" Joint Seminar, 14 April
"Green Development in China" Greater Good Series Talk (by invitation only), 16 April
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