Yinggang Zhou is currently a Professor of Finance at Department of Finance, School of Economics and Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics, Xiamen University. Previously, he was an assistant professor of Finance and Real Estate and the director of Center for Hospitality and Real Estate Research at the business school of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He obtained his PhD in Economics and Finance from both Xiamen University in 2001 and Cornell University in 2007.

He has published in top ranked business and real estate journals, such as Management Science, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. His research interests focus on investments and international finance and real estate. He has won best paper awards at international academic conferences and academic competition award at Chicago Quantitative Alliance (Asia) conference. 

He is also an associate editor of International Real Estate Review and research fellow at Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Before he joined CUHK, he was with Black Greek Global Advisors, a US-based fund management company, where he has managed global asset allocation in real estate securities.