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Vincent Yao is the AREA Professor of Real Estate, Associate Professor, Director of Real Estate Center and Director of the College Ph.D. Program in the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in Atlanta GA, USA. He is also a senior research fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and a research fellow at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. He holds visiting chair professorship at several universities overseas. 

Prior to joining GSU, Professor Yao spent over nine years as a director in Fannie Mae, responsible for overseeing a credit portfolio of $3 trillion loans guaranteed and securitized by the company. He was also the business sponsor of corporate models used in credit risk functions. 

Professor Yao's current research interests are household finance, real estate finance, and housing policies, with special focus on effect of technological disruption, challenges to Millennials and heterogeneous beliefs in climate changes. His papers have been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, Journal of Urban Economics, Real Estate Economics, and Journal of Financial Intermediation etc. He is currently on the editorial board of Real Estate Economics – the leading journal in real estate.

Professor Yao received his B.A. from Renmin University of China and Ph.D. in Economics from State University of New York at Albany.

Professor Yao's recent research has focused on the following areas:

·         Spillover Effect of Foreclosures

·         Transmission of Monetary and Other Policies to Households

·         Financial Decision Making of Households

·         Role of Financial Intermediaries

·         Effect of disruptive forces, e.g., fintech and natural disasters, on households