Neng Wang
Chong Khoon Lin Professor of Real Estate, The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate


Neng Wang is Chong Khoon Lin Professor of Real Estate at Columbia Business School and also serves as the honorary dean and academic director of the School of Finance at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

His research interests include private equity, hedge funds, asset allocation, corporate finance, risk management, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance, investor protection, household finance, wealth and income distribution, macroeconomics, real estate finance, and the Chinese economy. He has received awards and honors, including the Smith-Breeden Distinguished Paper Prize awarded by the Journal of Finance (2008) and the Bettis Distinguished Scholar Award from W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University (2011). He is a recipient of the Thousand Talents Program, one of the most prestigious awards granted by the Chinese central government.

He received BS in physical chemistry from Nanjing University, China, in 1992, an MS in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in 1995, an MA in International Relations and Pacific Studies from the University of California, San Diego, in 1997, and a PhD in finance from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in 2002.