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Department of Economics
Professor WANG, Yonglin, Laura

Professor. WANG, Yonglin, Laura

BSc (SHNU); MSc (LU); MPhil (LU); PhD (NUS)
  • Assistant Professor 
  • Department of Economics, Lingnan University

Dr. Wang Yonglin joined Lingnan University as Assistant Professor in September 2020. She received her PhD in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore. Her research interests include real estate economics, household finance, financial institutions, and fintech lending.


  1. WANG Yonglin Laura, with Yongheng Deng, Congyan Han, and Teng Li, “Cooling Measures in Hong Kong and its Residential Property Markets”, Real Estate Economics, 2024, p.1 - 42., 
  2. WANG Yonglin Laura, with Lok Sang Ho, “The Hong Kong Housing Market”,Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance, Oxford University Press, 2023
  3. WANG, Yonglin Laura, with Sumit Agarwal, Yongheng Deng, Jia He and Qi Zhang, "Lenders’ Pricing Strategy: Do Neighborhood Risks Matter?”,Real Estate Economics, 2023, 51,1011–1047.
  4. WANG, Yonglin Laura, with Sumit Agarwal, Swee Hoon Ang and Yongheng Deng, "Mortgage Brokers and the Effectiveness of Regulatory Oversights", Management Science, 2021, 67(8), pp.5278-5300.
  5. WANG, Yonglin Laura, with Sing Tien Foo and Zhao Daxuan, "Impact of Foreclosure Laws on Mortgage Loan Amount and Loan Performance", Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 2019, 58(2), p.159-200.
Working Papers 
  1. WANG, Yonglin Laura, with Sumit Agarwal and Jian Zhang, “The Digital Revolution: Bridging the Information Gap in the Consumer Credit Market”, 2023, Working Paper, Available at SSRN: or
  2. WANG Yonglin Laura, with Sumit Agarwal, Swee Hoon Ang, and Jian Zhang, “Cash-back Rewards, Spending, and Debt Accumulation", 2023, Working Paper, Available at SSRN: or
  3. WANG Yonglin Laura, with Junru Guo, Jia He and Sibo Liu, “CEO Relative Age and corporate Risk-Taking”, 2022, R&R at Journal of Banking and Finance, Available at SSRN: or
  4. WANG Yonglin Laura, with Sumit Agarwal, Junru Guo and Jia He, “Covid-19 Pandemic:
    or an opportunity for offline companies?”, 2022, Working paper.
Research Grants (as the PI) 
  1. Direct Fund (DR24D1) • Lingnan University •2023-2025 • HK$ 100,000                                             “Does the framing of loan run-offs matter? How consumers react when paying off mortgages versus vehicle loans”
  2. Direct Fund (DR23A1) • Lingnan University •2022-2024 • HK$98,276
    “Consumption and Debt Response to Income Shocks: Evidence from Long-term Debt Run-offs.”
  3. GRF Grant(13605120) • Hong Kong RGC 2020-2023 • HK$580,877                                                         "How Unaffordable is Hong Kong's Housing Market?"
  4. Direct Fund (DR20B8) • Lingnan University • 2020-2022 • HK$79,995
    “Disruptive Innovation, Gender Difference and Real Estate Agency”
  5. Public Policy Research Funding Scheme (2020.A3.025.20C) • 2020-2021 • HK$485,070                  Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office of the Government of the HKSAR,                                “Cooling Measures in Hong Kong and its Residential Property Market”
  6. Faculty Research Grant (102169) • Lingnan University • 2019-2020 • HK$50,000                                 “The Impact of the Vacancy Tax on the Housing Market in Hong Kong” 
  7. Research Seed Fund (102381) • Lingnan University 2020 • HK$50,000


1. CLA 9005 Economic of Culture and Creativity
2. IBF 604 Financial Econometrics I

Contact Information

Address:  WYL220, 2/F, Dorothy Y. L. Wong Building, Lingnan University
Phone:  (852) 2616 7182
Fax:  (852) 2891 7940