Xudong An, Ph.D.
Endowed Professor, Real Estate
Xudong An is a Professor of Finance and the Endowed Professor of Real Estate at San Diego State University (SDSU).
Dr. An's research mainly focuses on mortgage default risk, although he has wide interests in real estate finance, risk management, structured finance, and housing economics. He has developed an expertise in using econometric models to analyze, predict and price default risk. Examples of his research topics include: risk-based pricing in the mortgage market, model stability and the subprime mortgage crisis, structural models for commercial mortgage default risk, and CMBS pricing. Xudong also conducts research on securitization, mortgage lending, real estate valuation, house price and housing indicators, and corporate bankruptcy. He publishes in such academic journals as the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and Real Estate Economics. Dr. An is a winner of the Homer Hoyt Post Doctoral Award. He has received research grants from the Real Estate Research Institute (RERI), the NUS Risk Management Institute (RMI), and SDSU.
Professor An teaches real estate finance, real estate investment, and real estate principles classes at SDSU. He also taught microeconomics and real estate finance at the University of Southern California (USC), where he obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Yongheng Deng, Raphael Bostic, Stuart Gabriel, Fernando Zapatero and Chris Jones. Prior to coming to the United States, he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in China and worked for a real estate consulting firm.