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Dr Youngha Cho

PhD London School of Economics and Political Science

Senior Lecturer

School of the Built Environment

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

Youngha Cho

Phone number: 01865 483941

Email: ycho@brookes.ac.uk

Location: AB112

I am a senior lecturer in the shool of the Built Environment. Prior to this I was a post-doctoral researcher at the cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, University of Cambridge (2001-2004) and a researcher at teh Korea research Institute for Human settlement( 1986-1994). I hold a BSc in Management Studies and MBA from the Univeristy of Ewha, Seoul, Korea and gained my PhD from London school of Economics and Political Science in 2000.

Since I joined the department of real estate and construction at oxford Brookes University I have been heavily involved in teaching for both UG and PG programme.  For the last three years, in addition to my responsibility for three modules (2 BSc and 1 MSc) and dissertation supervision, I have helped three other UG modules: Professional Practice Test (field trip, viva and report marking) for the final year students, along with 1st and 2nd year integrative project modules. For the three my own modules I have continuously reviewed and tried a variety of learning activities (team project, invitation of visiting speakers, coursework development with case studies) and assessment methods (a number of small online quizzes, individual essay writing, critical and reflective learning, team projects and presentation).

Modules taught

Module Leadership

  • Introduction to Property, Management and Professional Practice ( U35013) for BSc 1st year
  • Management of Corporate Real Estate (U35074) for BSc 3rd year
  • Corporate Real Estate (P35031) for MSc course

 Module lecturer of: 

  • Integrative Project I (U35012) for 1st year,
  • Integrative Project II (U35025) for 2nd year,
  • Professional Practice Test ( U35094) for 3rd year

 Dissertation supervision (BSc/MSc)

Supervision

PhD supervision

My research interests lie in the following fields: housing and land policy, macro and micro analysis of housing market, housing finance and mortgage market, housing need and affordability, social and affordabl housing policy and residential mobility.

I have published a number of research papers in leading academic journals such as Journal of Housing Economics, Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Applied Economics, Journal of Housing and Built Environment, and Construction Management and Economics.

Research group membership

Real Estate and Land Policy Group

Research grants and awards

2016-2017

Central Research Fund, Research Collaboration Travel Award £3,000

2016-2017

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Rethinking Planning Obligations; the Update, York, Joseph Rowntree Foundation. PI , Total grant value £4,566

2015-2017

Central Research Fund, Update on Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing, Co-I , Total grant value £4,500

2013- 2015

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Rethinking Planning Obligations; Achieving a balance between housing numbers and affordability, York, Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Co-PI , Total grant value £75,000

2008-2009

Korea National Housing Corporation/So-Gang University, Government intervention in housing supply: an international comparative study, PI Total grant value £4,000

2007-2008

Quality Research project, Oxford Brookes University, UK

The UK Housebuilding Industry: An Analysis of post-Barker Structural Responses, PI, Total grant value £5,000

2006- 2007

Department of Community and Local Government

Title: Modelling the future take-up of low-cost homeownership products, Co-I

Total grant value £35,000

2005 - 2006

Oxford Brookes University, Promising Research Fellowship.

Title:  The benefits and risks of Low Cost Home Ownership in different housing markets.

PI, Total grant value £7,500

Research projects

Recent projects

2016-2017

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Rethinking Planning Obligations; the Update, York, Joseph Rowntree Foundation. PI , Total grant value £4,566

2015-2017

Central Research Fund, Update on Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing, Co-I , Total grant value £4,500

2013- 2015

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Rethinking Planning Obligations; Achieving a balance between housing numbers and affordability, York, Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Co-PI , Total grant value £75,000

 

Further information

Rethinking Planning Obligations; Achieving a Balance Between Housing Numbers and Affordability' is available at the JRF website https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/rethinking-planning-obligations-balancing-housing-numbers-and-affordability

Books

Journal articles

  • Hwang S, Cho Y, Shin J, 'Household Overconfidence in the UK Housing Market'
    Available at SSRN 2784688 (2016) pp.1-43
    ISSN: 1556-5068 eISSN: 1556-5068
    Abstract Website
  • Hwang S, Cho Y, Shin J, 'Does illiquidity matter in residential properties?'
    Applied Economics 49 (1) (2016) pp.1-20
    ISSN: 0003-6846 eISSN: 0003-6846
    Abstract Website
  • Brownill S, Cho Y, 'Time to Rebalance Housing Numbers and Affordability'
    Town and Country Planning -London- Town and Country Planning Association- 84 (11) (2015) pp.503-507
    ISSN: 0040-9960 eISSN: 0040-9960
    Abstract
  • Cho Y, Whitehead C, 'The immobility of social tenants: is it true? does it matter?'
    Journal of Housing and the Built Environment Online (January) (2013) pp.--
    ISSN: 1566-4910 eISSN: 1566-4910
    Abstract Website
  • Cho Y, Hwang S, Lee Y, 'The dynamics of appraisal smoothing'
    Real Estate Economics online (-) (2013) pp.--
    ISSN: 1080-8620 eISSN: 1080-8620
    Abstract Website
  • Cho Y, Hwang S, Satchell S, 'The optimal mortgage loan portfolio in the uk regional residential real estates'
    Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics 45 (3) (2012) pp.645-677
    ISSN: 0895-5638 eISSN: 0895-5638
    Abstract Website
  • Cho Y, Hwang S, Satchell S, 'The Optimal Mortgage Loan Portfolio in UK Regional Residential Real Estate'
    The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics 45 (3) (2012)
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  • Cho Y, Hwang S, Lee Y, 'The Dynamics of Smoothing: What Drives Appraisal Smoothing?'
    Available at SSRN 1921101 (2011)
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  • Cho Y, 'Diversification of Korean housebuilding firms: The pattern and motives between 1980 and 1995'
    Habitat International 31 (3) (2007)
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  • Cho Y, 'Housing supply in the UK: Appropriate and Affordable?'
    Housing Studies Review 14 (2006)
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  • Cho Y, Whitehead C, 'People and places: Mobility aspirations among London households'
    Open House International 30 (3) (2005)
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  • Cho Y, 'The organizational boundaries of housebuilding firms in Korea'
    Construction Management and Economics 21 (7) (2003)
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  • Cho Y, 'Economic efficiency of multi-product structure: the evidence from Korean housebuilding firms'
    Journal of Housing Economics 12 (4) (2003)
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Book chapters

Other publications

  • Brownill S, Cho Y, Keivani R, Nase I, Downing L, Valler D, Whitehouse N, Penny Bernstock, 'Rethinking planning obligations: balancing housing numbers and affordability'
    (2015)
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    Abstract
  • Cho Y, 'An analysis of uk housebuilding sector's responses to the policy changes'
    (2011)
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Cho, Y, Different tenures, different households, in  Whitehead, C.M.E. and Monk, S (Ed) (2010) , Making Housing More Affordable: the role of intermediate tenures, Blackwell publishing & RICS foundation.

Cho, Y. (2009) Government Intervention in Housing Supply: An International comparative Study: England Case Study. For the Korea National Housing Corporation. Seoul. Korea.

Cho, Y. (2008) Shared ownership in UK: the current issues, a consultation paper for Korea National Housing Corporation.

Cho, Y. (2007) Diversification of Korean Housebuilding Firms: The Pattern and Motives between 1980 and 1995, Habitat International, (31) pp277-290

Cho, Y.  (2006) “Housing Supply in the UK: Appropriate and Affordable?”, Housing Studies Review, Korean Association for Housing Policy Studies, Seoul, 14(2), pp 253-278

Cho, Y. & Whitehead, C. (2006) Low Cost Home Ownership in different housing markets,  Dataspring Discussion Paper. Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge.

Cho, Y. and C. Whitehead, (2005) People and Places: Mobility Aspirations among London Households, Open House International, 30(3) pp45-53

Marshall, Y. Cho, (2005) Housing Association Service Charges and their Relationship to Rents, Dataspring Discussion paper 11, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge.

Cho and Whitehead C. (2005) Residential mobility of social tenants and households entering Low Cost Home Ownership(LCHO): A comparison of London and the Northern Regions, Dataspring Discussion Paper 10, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge.

Cho and Whitehead C. (2005) Regional and sub-regional analyses: residential mobility of social tenants and those entering LCHO in the North regions, Dataspring Discussion Paper 9, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge.

Y.Cho and Whitehead C, (2005) Affordable housing in London: Mobility and locational aspirations, Evidence from the London Household Survey 2002. Dataspring Discussion Paper 8, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge.

Cho, K. Karley, C.ME.Whitehead, (2004) RSL Rents: Evidence from the Existing Tenants Survey 2000, Dataspring Discussion Paper 6. Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge.

Cho, Y. and C. Whitehead, (2004) Who Moves and Where? : A Comparison of Housing Association Tenants in London and the Northern regions, Housing Corporation, Sector Study 40.

Cho, Y.,  F. Grant and C. Whitehead, (2004 ) Affordable Housing in London: Who Expects to Move and Where, Housing Corporation, Sector Study 39.

Cho, Y. (2003) Economic Efficiency of Multiproduct Structure: The Evidence of Korean Housebuilding Firms, the Journal of Housing Economics, 12 (4), pp. 337-355.

Cho, Y. (2003) The Organisational Boundaries of Housebuilding Firms in Korea, Construction Management and Economics, 21 (7). pp.671-680.

Whitehead, Y. Cho, (2003) Who moves and why?: patterns of mobility in the housing association sector in London. Sector Study 25, Housing Corporation, London.

Kencey, D. Banks, Y. Cho, (2002) Report on Population, Incomes and Rents, Anchor Housing Corporation.

Jones, Y. Cho (2002) Rents, Income and Affordability in Windsor and Maidenhead, CCHPR, University of Cambridge.

Areas of expertise

My research espertise lies in the following fields: housing and land policy, macro and micro analysis of housing market, residential mobility, housing finance and mortgage market, housing need and affordability, social and affordable housing policy and house building industry. My speciality is qualitative policy evaluation and quantitative modelling on the housing market using large data sets.

Membership of professional bodies

Associate and Visiting Fellowship

  • The Associate, University of Cambridge, Department of Land Economy since Oct. 2005
  • Visiting fellow in KRIHS (Korea Research Institute for Human Settlement) 2005-7

Membership of Research Network

  • Member of the Asian Pacific Network for Housing Research (APNHR)
  • Member of Society of Property Research, UK
  • Member of the Housing Studies Association (HSA)
  • Member of the European Real Estate Society (ERES)
  • Member of the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR)
  • Member of the Asian Real Estate Society (AsRES)
  • Member of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA)

 Membership of Committees

  • Korea Committee Board Member of Asian Pacific Network for Housing Research (APNHR) since 2008
  • Research Fund Review Panel Committee
    • Invited to review panel for Research Development Fund project: Jiaotong-Liverpool University 2013
  •  External examiner of the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong
  •  APNHR 2015 Abstract/Paper Review Committee

 Invited Talk

AsRES & AREUEA conference 2011, Plenary Speaker Plenary session : private rented sector in the UK

APNHR 2015 : Plenary Speaker Plenary Session 1: Housing Economy and Policy

 

Editorial Board member

  • Editorial Board, Housing Studies Review, Korean Association for Housing Policy Studies since 2008.
  • Guest Editor of Journal of The Korean Housing Association, 2015
  • Editorial Board, Journal of the Korea Real Estate Analysts Association. The Korea Real Estate Analysts Association since 2010.

Academic Referee

  • Construction Management and Economics, since 2007
  • Building Research and Information, since 2010
  • International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis since 2010
  • Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management 2011
  • Journal of Housing and the Built Environment since 2011
  • Housing Studies 2013
  • Housing Theory and Society since 2014

Conferences

Cho and Whitehead C. Moving to more deprived areas: What is happening?  Why?, The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) annual international conference, Alicante, Spain on July 7-8, 2016,

Hwang S, Cho Y, Shin J (2016), ‘Overconfidence by households in the UK Housing Market’.  The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) annual international conference, Alicante, Spain on July 7-8, 2016,

Cho and Whitehead C. Moving to deprived areas: Why is this happening? Does it matter? ENHR conference, 19th- 22nd June 2013, Tarragona Spain,

Cho Y., S. Hwang, Y Lee What Makes Appraisers Smooth Property Values? July 2012 ASSA-AREUREA conference.

Cho, Y., Cho, M, Pang, S. Kim, K  ‘Government Intervention in Housing Supply  and the Housing Output: A comparison of five global cities.’ July 2011 AsRES & AREUEA conference

Cho.Y and Turner, P, High-density living in England: recent trends and directions for future growth July 2011 AsRES & AREUEA conference

Cho, Y.  An analysis of UK housebuilding sector’s responses to the policy changes: strategic or opportunistic? ENHR conference, 2010, Istanbul, Turkey.

Cho, Y. and C. Whitehead, Modeling the Take Up of Low Cost Home Ownership Products in the UK, ENHR, July 2008, Dublin.

Cho, Y. , S. Monk, C. Whitehead, ‘Modelling tenure choice: low cost home ownership in the UK’, ENHR, June 2007, Rotterdam.

Cho, Y. and C. Whitehead, Housing Tenure and Residential Mobility in England APNHR, August 2007, Seoul, Korea.

Cho, Y. and C. Whitehead, Affordable Low Cost Home Ownership: UK Case Study, ENHR, Ljubljana, July 2006

Cho, Y. and C. Whitehead, Sustainable Low Cost Home Ownership indifferent housing market: An empirical assessment of UK government schemes, ERES Conference, Dublin, June 2005

Cho, Y. and C. Whitehead, Benefits and Risks of Low Cost Home Ownership, ENHR Reykjavik, July 2005

Cho, Y. and C. Whitehead, Mobility Aspirations among London Households, ENHR, Cambridge, July 2004

Cho, Y. and C. Whitehead, Residential Mobility of Social Tenants in England: the Pattern and Causes, APNHR, Hong Kong, Feb. 2004