Professor | Real Estate and Urban Land Economics
5257 Grainger Hall


Lu Han joined the Wisconsin School of Business in July 2020 as a Professor in the Real Estate and Urban Land Economics Department.

Prior to joining the faculty at UW-Madison, Professor Han has been a Professor and the Premier’s Research Chair in Productivity and Competitiveness at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. She currently serves on the Editorial Boards for Journal of Urban Economics, Real Estate Economics, Journal of Housing Economics, and Regional Science and Urban Economics.

Professor Han’s research examines housing market dynamics and risks, the microstructure of real estate markets, incentives and efficiencies in the brokerage industry, housing policies, international real estate and green amenities.

Professor Han received a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.


Selected Published Journal Articles

Han, B. & Han, L. & Zhu, G. (2018). Housing Price and Fundamentals in A Transition Economy -- the Case of the Beijing Market International Economic Review

Han, L. & Hong, S. (2016). Understanding In-House Transactions in the Real Estate Brokerage Industry Rand Journal of Economics

Han, L. & Strange, W. (2016). What is the Role of the Asking Price for a House Journal of Urban Economics

Han, L. & Strange, W. (2014). Bidding Wars for Houses Real Estate Economics

Han, L. (2013). Understanding the Puzzling Risk-Return Relationship for Housing Review of Financial Studies

Genesove, D. & Han, L. (2012). Search and Matching in the Housing Markets Journal of Urban Economics

Han, L. & Hong, S. (2011). Testing Cost Inefficiency under Free Entry in the Real Estate Brokerage Industry Journal of Business and Economic Statistics

Han, L. (2010). The Effects of House Price Uncertainty on the Life-Cycle Housing Demand Review of Financial Studies

Han, L. (2008). Hedging House Price Risk in the Presence of Lumpy Transaction Costs Journal of Urban Economics