Associate Professor
Director, Sustainable Real Estate Research Center


E-mail: ymli@hksyu.edu and ritarec@hotmail.com
Office: RHB 304
Telephone number: 2804 8552

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Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • PhD (HKU)
  • BSc (HKU)

Membership of Professional/Academic Associations

  • ACIArb
  • AHKIArb

Research Interests

  • Real Estate market
  • Law and economics
  • Sustainable development
  • Construction safety

Courses Taught

  • Honours Project (coordinator)
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Issues in Development Economics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Money & Banking
  • Principles of Economics I-II
  • Regulation and Management of Financial Institutions in Hong Kong
  • Property Valuation, Funding and Finance


  • Li, Z. Z., Li, R.Y.M., Malik, M.Y., Murshed, M., Khan, Z., and Umar, M. (2021). Determinants of Carbon Emission in China: How Good is Green Investment? Sustainable Production and Consumption 27, 392-401.
  • Wang, L.,Wang, Y., Du, H., Zuo, J., Li R.Y.M., Zhou, Z., Bi, F., Garvlehn, M.P. A (2019) comparative life-cycle assessment of hydro-, nuclear and wind power: A china study. Applied Energy, 249, 37-45.
  • Li, R.Y.M. (2018) An Economic Analysis on Automated Constructon Safety: Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and 3D Printing. Singapore, Springer
  • Li, R.Y.M.and Chau, K.W. (2016) Econometric Analyses of International Housing Markets, Routledge
  • Mao, G., Liu, X., Ren, J., Li, R.Y.M., Guo, J., Zhang, L. (2015) How might China achieve its 2020 emissions target? A scenario analysis of energy consumption and CO2 emissions using the system dynamics model, Journal of Cleaner Production, 103, pp.401–410.

Overseas visiting scholar/fellow experiences (selected)

  • University of Regina, Canada (with Chair Prof Christine Chan)
  • RMIT University (with Distinguished Professor Helen Lingard)
  • University of South Australia (with Prof Simon Beecham, Deputy Vice Chancellor)