Lois  Liao

Lois Liao

LSE Fellow in Real Estate Economics and Finance

Department of Geography and Environment

Office Hours
Tuesdays 11.30-13.00
English, Mandarin
Key Expertise
Urban social theory, Behavioural economics, spatial analysis

About me

Lois joined the Department in September 2019 as an LSE Fellow in Real Estate Economics and Finance. She is currently completing her PhD at UCL Bartlett. She previously studied at the University of Cambridge (BA Mathematics) and Swansea University (MSc Finance). Her PhD is an interdisciplinary research, bringing sociology, phenomenology, political economy and urban economics into understanding U.K. social housing policies. She is particularly interested in the interplay between political economy, psychology and urban economics. 

Lois was born in the East Coast of China and spent the first 15 years of her life there, where she experienced rapid urbanisation first-hand. She actively follows housing policies and urbanisation in China - especially its impact on Chinese youth. 

Selected publications

Tilba, A., M. Baddeley and Y. Liao (2016). ‘Research report on the effectiveness of oversight committees: decision‐making, governance, costs and charges’, Research Report for the UK Financial Conduct Authority, available.

Expertise Details

Real estate economics