Peng Liu is the Singapore Tourism Board distinguished chair professor at School of Hotel Administration, SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University. He is co-chairing the university-wide steering committee for Cornell University China Center Initiatives. Professor Liu’s research focuses on real estate investment and finance, REITs, securitization, and commodity economics. He has published in Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, among others.
Professor Liu is an editor of the Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management (official journal of the American Real Estate Society) and serve on various journal editorial boards. He is the recipient of the William N. Kinnard Scholar Award from the American Real Estate Society, the Homer Hoyt Post-Doctoral Honoree from the Weimer School of Advanced Studies, and several best research awards. He was named teacher of the year at the U.C. Berkeley’s Master program in Financial Engineering (MFE).
Professor Liu worked for Goldman Sachs Asset Management in New York City and held the position of senior consultant at Deloitte Consulting in Beijing. Professor Liu is a respectful securitization expert in China, serving as the expert advisor to Shenzhen Security Exchange, China Insurance Asset Management Association, and the China Securitization Forum. Professor Liu also taught the executive programs (EMBA) at top university in China including Tsinghua, Zhejiang, Shanghai Jiaotong, and Hong Kong Chinese University.
Liu earned a Ph.D. in Finance and Real Estate from the Haas School of Business, U. C. Berkley and an MA in Financial Economics from Peking University and a BS in Engineering from Tsinghua University, China.