Dr Qin Xiao

Senior Lecturer in Finance

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics


+44 (0) 1482 463172

Dr Qin Xiao joined Hull University Business School as a senior lecturer in finance in February 2012, after lecturing in property at the University of Aberdeen for four and half years.

She entered academia in February 2001, upon graduation with an MSc in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics, and also worked briefly as a research analyst in the private sector.

Dr Xiao completed her PhD in Economics at Nanyang Technological University whilst working full-time as a lecturer in economics there.



Research Interests

  • Speculative bubble in house price
  • The role of mortgage supply in destabilizing real estate system
  • Real estate market crash and financial crisis
  • Real estate securitization and its implication for private real estate investment
  • Mathematical modelling and computational econometrics


Devaney, S. and Q. Xiao (forthcoming). 'Cyclical co-movements of private real estate, public real estate and equity markets: A cross-continental spectrum'. Journal of Multinational Financial Management.

Xiao, Q. and S. Devaney (2016). 'Are mortgage lenders guilty of the housing bubble? A UK perspective'. Applied Economics.

Xiao, Q. (2010). 'Crashes in Real Estate Prices: Causes and Predictability'. Urban Studies 47(8): 1725-1744.

Xiao, Q. and W. H. Huang (2010). 'Risk and predictability of Singapore's private residential market'. Quantitative Finance 10(5): 529-543.

Xiao, Q. and Y. H. Liu (2010). 'The residential market of Hong Kong: rational or irrational?'. Applied Economics 42(7): 923-933.



Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Current Issues in Financial Management
  • Real Estate Investment and Finance
  • Foundations of Finance
  • Research Methods

Research PhDs

Coming from an economics background and having worked in the real estate and finance discipline for years, Dr Qin Xiao is open to supervise all topics related to financial management and financial economics, as well as real estate investment and finance.

Current PhD supervisions

  • Yousuf Al-Belushi. Do tighter regulations lead to less banking efficiency and more financial stability? (1st supervisor). Started Oct 2013
  • Essam A Joura. Say on pay votes, corporate governance and performance: Evidence from the UK and the US (1st supervisor). Started Oct 2015
  • Hoang Huan. Working capital management in listed SMEs: Evidence from emerging markets in ASEAN (1st supervisor). Started Oct 2015
  • Nkem Nwandike. Bank risk management and the implications. Started Feb 2017


Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, Nanyang Technological University, 2007
  • MSc, London School of Economics, 1999
  • BA Hons, University of Nottingham, 1998