Yifan Chen

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PhD Student, Risk Management

Office Address 308A Business Building
Phone Number 814-863-5453
Email Address yxc326@psu.edu

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Yifan is a 5th-year Ph.D. Candidate at the Smeal College of Business of the Pennsylvania State University. Her emphasis is in real estate.

Research Interests

Real Estate Finance and Economics, Empirical Asset Pricing, Mortgages


BA, Finance, Renmin University of China, 2015

Courses Taught

RM 450 – Contemporary Issues in Real Estate (3)
This course is an analytical survey of the leading issues associated with the analysis of real estate markets. This course builds upon the introductory courses, RM 303: Real Estate Fundamentals, RM 330W: Real Estate Risk Analysis, and other business core courses. The course adopts contemporary perspectives of several of the central issues in real estate markets, including special characteristics of real estate markets, valuation of real properties, mortgage mechanics and calculations, valuing investment opportunities, financing corporate real estate, financing project development, property risk management and the secondary mortgage market. This course emphasizes practical valuation and applied decision-making skills.