Jie Chen, BA(Fudan), Master(Oslo), PhD(Uppsala), Chair Professor, Department of Public Economics and Social Policy at the School of International and Public Affair (SIPA) & China Institute for Urban Governance (CIUG), Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Between 2013/09 and 2018/07, he worked at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SHUFE), where he was Professor (university chair), Member of the University's Academic Committee, and Department Head of the Department of Investment at the School of Public Economics and Administration of this university. He also worked as faculty at Institute of Housing and Urban Research (IBF), Uppsala University and School of Management, Fudan University before joining SHUFE. His research area is urban and housing-related studies. His publications have appeared on Urban Studies, Housing Studies, Real Estate Economics, Journal of Housing Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Small Business Economics, China Economic Review, Journal of Economic Survey, Journal of Urban Affairs, Social Science Quarterly, Economic System, Annals of Regional Science, Habitat International, Journal of Contemporary China and other international peer-reviewed journals. He is on Trustee Board of Urban Studies (SSCI) Foundation, and on the editorial Board of Housing Studies (SSCI). He is also a board member of Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES), Global Chinese Real Estate Congress (GCREC), and steering member of Asia-Pacific Network of Housing Research (APNHR). He acts as Vice President of Shanghai Real Estate Economics Society (SREES). Professor Chen has received several national-level research grants including the China-UK NSFC-ESRC joint funding. He serves as an active policy advisor for China’s central and local governments. He has also worked as senior consultant for many international organizations including World Bank and Asia Development Bank.

Employment History:

2018.8 until now, Chair Professor, Department of Public Economics and Social Policy at the School of International and Public Affair (SIPA) & China Institute for Urban Governance (CIUG), Shanghai Jiao Tong University

2016.10---2018.7, Professor and Department Head, Department of Investment, School of Public Economics and Administration, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SHUFE), China

2013.9---2018.7, Professor, Department of Investment, School of Public Economics and Administration, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SHUFE), China

2009.7—2013.8, Duty Director, Center for Housing Policy Studies, Fudan University, China

2007.9—2013.8, Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Economics, School of Management, Fudan University, China

2006.3—2007.8, Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Economics, School of Management, Fudan University, China

2006.1—2008.6, Assistant Professor (half-time), Institute of Housing and Urban Research(IBF), Uppsala University, Sweden

2001.09-2005.12, PhD in Economics, Uppsala University, Sweden
1999-2001, Master in Development and Environmental Economics, Oslo University, Norway 
1997-1999, Master program in Public Economics, Fudan University, China
1993-1997, Bachelor in Economics, Fudan University, China

Professional Associations:
Trustee Board Member, Urban Studies Foundation (USF)
Board Member, Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES)
Board Member, Global Chinese Real Estate Congress (GCREC)
Steering Committee Member, Asia Pacific Network of Housing Research (APNHR) 
Advisor Board Member, Urban Land Institute (ULI) Mainland China 

Editor Responsibility:
Editorial Board Member, Housing Studies (SSCI)
Associate Editor, International Real Estate Review
International Advisory Committee Member, International Journal of Housing Policy
Editorial Board Member, Housing Research Critical
Executive Editor, Journal of Real Estate (in Chinese, official journal of GEREC)    

Referee Service:
American Political Science Review, Urban Studies, Regional Studies, Housing Studies, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Land Use Policy, Habitat International, Cities, Growth and Change, Urban Policy and Research、Journal of Housing and Building Environment, Urban Affairs Review, Journal of Housing Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, International Journal of Strategic Property Management, Oxford Economic Papers, China Economic Review, Journal of Economic Survey, Journal of Asia-Pacific Economy, China and World Economy…


Address: Xinjian Building, Huashan Road 1954, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200030, China;


Phone: (86)21-62933096, (86)13162373965.



1. Chen, Jie; Man, Yanyun; Mark Stephens (2014): The Future of Public Housing: Ongoing Trends in the East and the West. Berlin and New York: Springer, 325pp. ISBN 978-3-642-41621-7; ISBN 978-3-642-41622-4 (eBook)

2. Yang, Zan & Chen, Jie. (2014). Housing Affordability and Housing Policy in Urban China. Berlin and New York: Springer, 143pp.ISBN: 978-3-642-54043-1

3. Chen, Jie (2005): Empirical Essays on Housing Allowance, Housing Wealth and Aggregate Consumption; Uppsala University, ISBN 91-87268-98-1.

4. Chen, Jie (2009): Solution to Urban Residential Housing: Theory and International Experiences (in Chinese). Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Press, 250pp, ISSN978-7-5642-0369-6/F.0369.

Book Chapters:

Chen, Jie. (2013). The Challenge of Housing Affordability in Urban China. In J. Zhang (Ed.), Unfinished Reforms in the Chinese Economy (pp. 309–336). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. doi:10.1142/9789814434010_0009. ISBN:978-981-4434-00-3


Chen, Jie (2011): “Home Mortgage and Real Estate Market in Shanghai”, Chapter 13 in Ashok Bardhan, Robert Edelstein, Cynthia Kroll (eds), Global Housing Markets: Crises, Policies, and Institution (pp. 295–318) .Wiley Press. ISBN: 978-0-470-64714-1


1. Chen, Jie, Willam Hardin, Mingzhi Hu. 2018. “Housing, Wealth, Income and Consumption: China and Homeownership Heterogeneity”. Real Estate Economics (SSCI), doi: 10.1111/1540-6229.12245.

2. Chen, Jie, Mingzhi Hu, and Zhenguo Lin. 2018. “Does Housing Unaffordability Crowd out Elites in Chinese Superstar Cities?” Journal of Housing Economics (SSCI) doi:10.1016/j.jhe.2018.03.003.

3. Chen, Jie*; Wang, Wei (2018)."Economic incentive and settlement intentions of rural migrants: evidence from China". Journal of Urban Affairs, 40. (SSCI) forthcoming, oi: 10.1080/07352166.2018.1439339

4. Deng, Lan; Chen, Jie (2018). “Market Development, State Intervention and the Dynamics of New Housing Investment in China.” Journal of Urban Affairs, 40. (SSCI), forthcoming doi: 10.1080/07352166.2017.1422983

5. Chen, Jie. and Hu, Mingzhi*. (2018) “What types of homeowners are more likely to be entrepreneurs? The Evidence from China,” Small Business Economics, 50. (SSCI) forthcoming, doi: 10.1007/s11187-017-9976-1

6. Liu, Cathy Yang, Chen, Jie*. and Li, Huiping. (2018) “Linking Migrant Enclave Residence to Employment in Urban China: The Case of Shanghai,” Journal of Urban Affairs, 39. (SSCI) forthcoming, doi: 10.1080/07352166.2017.1413286

7. Chen, Jie., Hao, Qianjin. and Yoon, Chamna*. (2018) “Measuring the Welfare Cost of Air Pollution in Shanghai: Evidence from the Housing Market,” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 61(10):1744-1757. (SSCI) doi: 10.1080/09640568.2017.1371581

8. Zhang, Muyang, and Chen, Jie*. (2018). “Unequal School Enrollment Rights, Rent Yields Gap, and Increased Inequality: The Case of Shanghai,” China Economic Review, 49(3):229-240. (SSCI), doi: 10.1016/j.chieco.2017.04.007

9. Zhang, Li;Chen, Jie*;Hao, Qianjin;Li, Chuan-Zhong. (2018). “Measuring the NIMBY effect in urban China: the case of waste transfer stations in metropolis Shanghai”. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 33(1):1-18. (SSCI) doi:10.1007/s10901-017-9565-2

10. Chen, Jie., & Zhou, Qian*. (2017). “City Size, Industrial Structure and Urban Labor Productivity in China: Evidence from Spatial City-level Panel Data Analysis”. Economic Systems, 41(2):165-178. (SSCI) doi: 10.1016/j.ecosys.2016.07.002

11. Chen, Jie*., Yao, Lingzhen, & Wang, Hongwei. (2017). “The Development of Public Housing in Post-Reform Urban China”. China & World Economy, 25(4): 60-77. (SSCI) doi: 10.1111/cwe.12206

12. Chen, Jie*; Zan Yang (2017). “What Do Young Adults on the Edges of Homeownership Look Like in Big Cities in an Emerging Economy: Evidence from Shanghai”. Urban Studies, 54(10): 2322-2341. (SSCI) doi: 10.1177/0042098016646675

13. Chen, Jie; Danglun Luo*, Guoman She, Qianwei Ying (2017). "Incentive or Selection? A New Investigation of the Local Leaders’Political Turnover in China". Social Science Quarterly,98(1): 341–59. (SSCI) doi: 10.1111/ssqu.12280

14. Chen, Jie*., & Nong, Huifu. (2016). The Heterogeneity of Crowding Effect of Public Housing on Market Housing: Empirical evidence from China. Journal of Housing Economics, 31(1): 115-127. (SSCI) doi: 10.1016/j.jhe.2016.04.004

15. Chen, Jie. (2016). J. Doling and R. Ronald (eds): Housing East Asia: socioeconomic and demographic challenges. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 31(3), 581–583. (SSCI) (Book Review) doi: 10.1007/s10901-015-9471-4

16. Shi, Wei., Chen, Jie*., & Wang, Hongwei. (2016). “Affordable housing policy in China: New developments and new challenges.” Habitat International, 54(3): 224-233. (SSCI) Doi: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2015.11.020

17. Zhang, Yina & Chen, Jie*. (2015). “Housing Poverty in Post-Reform Shanghai: Profiles in 2010 and Decompositions”. Open House International 40(1):12-17. (SSCI) WOS:000363092800003

18. Chen, Jie*; Den, Lang (2014). “Financing Affordable Housing through Compulsory Saving: the Two-decade Experience of Housing Provident Fund in China”. Housing Studies, 29(7): 937-958. (SSCI) doi: 10.1080/02673037.2014.923088

19. Chen, Jie; Yang, Zan*; Wang, Yaping. (2014). “The New Chinese Model of Public Housing: A step forward or backward?” Housing Studies, 29(4): 534-550. (SSCI) doi: 10.1080/02673037.2013.873392

20. Chen, Jie; Han, Xuehui* (2014). “The Evolution of Housing Market and Its Socio-economic Impacts in Post-Reform China: A Survey of the Literature”. Journal of Economic Surveys, 28(4): 652–670. (SSCI) doi: 10.1111/joes.12076

21. Zhang, Yina, & Chen, Jie* (2014). “The Changing Prevalence of Housing Overcrowding in Post-Reform China: The case of Shanghai, 2000-2010”. Habitat International, 42(2), 214–223. (SSCI) doi: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2013.12.007

22. Chen, Jie* & Jin, Minzhou. (2014). Income Elasticity of Housing Demand in China: micro-data evidence from Shanghai. Journal of Contemporary China, 23(85), 68–85. (SSCI) doi: 10.1080/10670564.2013.809979

23. Ying, Qianwei; Luo, Danlun; Chen, Jie*(2013). “The determinants of sandwich class’s homeownership affordability in a new emerging economy——Empirical findings from Guangzhou, China”. Urban Studies, 50(9): 1870-1888 (SSCI) doi: 10.1177/0042098012470398

24. Chen, Jie. 2013. “Housing Tenure, Residential Mobility and Adolescents’ Education Achievement: Evidence from Sweden”. The Annals of Regional Science, 50(1): 275–294. (SSCI) doi: 10.1007/s00168-011-0478-9

25. Chen, Jie, Feng Guo*, and Aiyong Zhu. 2011. “The Housing-led Growth Hypothesis Revisited: Evidence from the Chinese Provincial Panel Data.” Urban Studies 48(10):2049–2067. (SSCI) doi: 10.1177/0042098010379281

26. Chen, Jie, Qianjin Hao, and Mark Stephens*. 2010. “Assessing Housing Affordability in Post-reform China: A Case Study of Shanghai.” Housing Studies 25(6):877–901. (SSCI) doi: 10.1080/02673037.2010.511153

27. Chen, Jie*, Feng Guo, and Aiyong Zhu. 2009. “Housing Wealth, Financial Wealth and Consumption in China.” China and World Economy 17(3):57–74. (SSCI) doi: 10.1111/j.1749-124X.2009.01150.x

28. Chen, Jie. 2008. “The Effects of Housing Allowance Benefit Levels on Recipient Duration: Evidence from the Swedish 1997 Reform.” Urban Studies 45(2):347–366. (SSCI) doi: 10.1177/0042098007085967

29. Chen, Jie. 2006. “Re-evaluating the Association between Housing Wealth and Aggregate Consumption: New Evidence from Sweden.” Journal of Housing Economics 15(4):321–348. (SSCI) doi: 10.1016/j.jhe.2006.10.004

30. Chen, Jie*, and Cecilia Enström Öst. 2005. “Housing Allowance and the Recipient’s Homeownership: Evidence from a Panel Data Study in Sweden.” Housing Studies 20(4):605–625. (SSCI) doi: 10.1080/02673030500114540


Funding (Major):

1. 2017.01-2019.12, The NSFC-ESRC(UK) joint funding, The Financialisation of Urban Development and Associated Financial Risks in China (NSF7161101095). Amount: 2,000,000 RMB + 400,000 UKD, China PI. (UK PI: Professor Fulong Wu, UCL)

1. 2016.01-2019.12,Nation Science Foundation of China (NSFC), The impacts of the evolutions in the housing provision mode in urban China on Chinese households’ housing choices and related socio-economic consequences (Code:NSF71573766),Amount: 610,000 RMB. Principal Investigator.

2. 2012.01-2015.12,Nation Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Rapid Urbanization and Housing-related Public Policy: Interactions and Harmony (Code:NSF71173045),Amount: 400,000 RMB.  Principal Investigator.

3. 2008.01-2008.10,Nation Science Foundation of China (NSFC), International Experiences and The Improvements of China’s Housing Provident Fund System (Code:NSF70741022),Amount: 80,000 RMB. Principal Investigator.

4. 2007.09-2011.2,Nation Social Science Foundation of China (NSSFC), The Wealth Effects of Assets and Their Impacts on Aggregate Economy (Code: 07CJL006),Amount: 80,000 RMB.  Principal Investigator.

5. 2007.01-2009.12,Nation Science Foundation of China, Housing Price Formation and Micro-level Empirical Evidence from Shanghai (Code:NSF70601007),Amount: 160,000 RMB.  Principal Investigator.

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