Associate Professor
Director, Sustainable Real Estate Research Center


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

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

Research Grant (over 10 million)

  • UGC funded research (4 in capacity of PI, 1 in capacity of co-I)
  • Australia, PRC, HK Government / quasi-public projects

Publications Journals (over 60)

Selected SSCI/SCIE IF over 2 

  • Sun, S., Li, T., Ma, H., Li R.Y.M., Gouliamos, K., Zheng, J., Han, Y., Manta, O., Comite, U., Barros, T., Duarte, N., Yue, X.G. (2020) Does Employee Quality Affect Corporate Social Responsibility? Evidence from China, Sustainability, 12(7), 2692 (IF 2.592)
  • Li R.Y.M., Tang, B.; Chau, K.W. (2019) Sustainable construction safety knowledge sharing: A partial least square-structural equation modelling and a feedforward neural network approach, Sustainability, 11 (IF 2.592)
  • Li R.Y.M. Chau, K.W., Zeng, F.F.J. (2019) Ranking of risks for the existing and new building works, Sustainability, 11 (IF 2.592)
  • 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. (IF 8.246)
  • Du H., Chen Z., Mao G., Chen L., Crittenden J., Li R.Y.M. & Chai L. (2019) Evaluation of eutrophication in freshwater lakes: A new non-equilibrium statistical approach. Ecological Indicators, 102, 686-92 (IF 4.49)
  • Du, H., Liu, D., Sovacool, B. K, Wang, Y., Ma, S., Li R.Y.M. (2018) Who buys new energy vehicles in china? Assessing social-psychological predictors of purchasing awareness, intention, and policy Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour 58, 56-69 (IF 2.36)
  • Du, H., Chen, Z., Mao, G., Li, R.Y.M., Chai, L. (2018) A spatio-temporal analysis of low carbon development in China's 30 provinces: A perspective on the maximum flux principle, Ecological Indicators, 90, pp. 54-64 (IF 4.49)
  • Li, R.Y.M., Li, H.C.Y. (2018) Have Housing Prices Gone with the Smelly Wind? Big Data Analysis on Landfill in Hong Kong, Sustainability, 10(2), 341 (IF 2.592)
  • 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 3

Books (over 5, selected)

  • 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
  • Li, R.Y.M. (2015) Construction Safety and Waste Management: An Economic Analysis, Germany, Springer
  • Li, R.Y.M. (2014) Law, Economics and Finance of the Real Estate Market --A Perspective of Hong Kong and Singapore, Germany, Springer
  • Li, R.Y.M., Poon, S.W. (2013) Construction Safety Berlin, Germany, Springer

Keynote (over 10, selected)

  • Li, R.Y.M. (2019) Ocular behavior in construction hazard decision making process: is neuroeconomics or classical economic theory closer to the reality? 2019 International Conference on Data Mining and Machine Learning (ICDMML 2019), Apr 28 - Apr 30 2019
  • Li, R.Y.M. (2018) Multiple object detection with artificial intelligence for enhancing construction safety, 2018 International Symposium on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, 29-30 December 2018 in Hong Kong
  • Li, R.Y.M. (2018) Perception of three generations sustainable smart home: a real estate experimetric approach, SEES'18 International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment Sensing, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Li, R.Y.M. (2018) Ergonomics, hazard awareness and construction safety: a mixed research approach, International Conference on Economics, Finance and Statistics, Hong Kong, 14-15 April 2018
  • Li, R.Y.M. (2018) Building an algorithm to predict construction practitioners’ willingness to share construction safety knowledge: a machine learning approach, International Conference on E-Business, Information Management and Computer Science, Hong Kong, 14-15 April 2018
  • Li, R.Y.M., Leung T.H., Li, H.C.Y. (2018) Chatbot with artificial intelligence for enhancing construction safety, 2018 International Conference on Advanced Control, Automation and Artificial Intelligence, Shenzhen, 21-22 January 2018
  • Li, R.Y.M. (2016) 5D GIS Virtual Heritage, The 8th International Conference on Advances in Information Technology, 19-22nd December 2016; Organised by the University of Macau, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Kaehead University, Beijing Normal University and Baptist University United International College
  • Li, R.Y.M. (2016) Construction safety in Hong Kong skyscrapers, The 2016 Global Conference on Civil and Architectural Engineering (GCCAE 2016), August 12-14, 2016 in Guangzhou, China; Co-organised by Nanjing Forestry University, the University of Adelaide, South West State University, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, The Ministry of Education Russian Education
  • Li, R.Y.M. (2016) Sustainable Smart Home: A Pilot Study on the Perception of Post 90’s Generation, 2016 International Conference on Mechatronics, Control and Automation Engineering, July 24-25, 2016, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Li, R.Y.M. (2015) Sustainable zero waste management in Hong Kong, UK and Malaysia construction industry: an analysis on institutional barriers and motivations, 2015 International Conference on Modern Management, 26-28 Guilin, Guangxi, China

Conference proceeding (over 140, selected from 2015 onwards)

  • Li, R.Y.M., Chau, K.W., Li, H.C.Y, Zeng, F., Tang, B., Ding, M. (2020) Remote sensing, heat island effect and housing price prediction via AutoML, 11th AHFE conference
  • Li, R.Y.M., Tang, B. (2019) Car Park Price Modelling, The 24th Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES) Annual Conference, organised by Asian Real Estate Society, China Future City Lab and Center for Real Estate at MIT, and Hang Lung Center for Real Estate at Tsinghua University
  • Abankwa, D.A., Li, R.Y.M., Rowlinson, S., Li, T. (2019) Exploring individual adaptability as a prerequisite for adjusting to technological changes in construction, Citic, London
  • Abankwa, D.A., Rowlinson, S., Li, R.Y.M., Sumanarathma, N. (2019) Adapt or die: future of construction requires individual adaptability to technological changes, CIB World Congress, Hong Kong
  • Abankwa, D.A., Atuahene, B. T., Rowlinson, S., Li, R.Y.M. (2019) Capabilities for implementing GIS towards sustainable environment: a longitudinal review, The 9th International Conference of SuDBE2019, University of Cambridge and University of Reading, UK; 22nd-28th July, 2019
  • Li, R.Y.M., Chau, K.W., Ho, D.C.W., Lu, W., Shoaib, M., Meng, L. (2019) Epistemology of construction safety knowledge Sharing via IoT, Web 2.0 and mobile apps: An evidence based and philosophical Approach, Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, organised by Cambridge University.
  • Li, R.Y.M.; Chau, K. W., Poon, S.W., Ho, D.C.W., Lu, W. Fung, D. Zeng, F., Leung, T.H. (2017) Construction accident tort cases: mathematical and economic modelling approach 53rd Associated Schools of Construction, hosted by University of Washington and Washington State University, Seattle
  • Li, Rita Yi Man; Chau, K. W.; Mak, C.K.; Leung, T.H. (2017) Asymmetric Viewpoints on Solutions Which Enhance Construction Safety: A Social Network Analysis Approach, 22nd International Conference on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Melbourne
  • Li, R.Y.M., Beecham, S., Pullen, S., Zuo, J., Tang, T.B., Li, H.C.Y. (2016) Asymmetric information of different stakeholders’ perception on Sustainable and safe building skin construction: a tale of two cities, 11th Conference on Advanced Building Skins 10-11 October 2016, Bern, Switzerland
  • Meng, L., Li, R.Y.M., Huang, X., Zuo, J. (2015) Sustainable housing in Metropolitan Adelaide: a study on residents’ perception, Pacific Rim Real Estate Society, Kula Lumpur, Malaysia, 18-21 January 2015

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)