Professor Deng holds a Ph.D. in city and regional planning (2004) from University of California, Berkeley, an M.S. (1999), and B.S. (1996) in geography from Peking University, China.
Lan Deng's research interests fall broadly into the category of housing policy and economics. She is particularly interested in examining how government actions affect housing and urban development and how to design effective affordable housing policy. Prof. Deng has studied extensively the Low-income Housing Tax Credit Program and the Housing Choice Vouher program in the United States. Recently she has started to examine housing market dynamics and housing policy issues in China.
Lan Deng and Lance Freeman. 2011. Planning for Evaluation: Using Regression Discontinuity to Evaluate Targeted Place-Based Programs. Journal of Planning Education and Research 31(3): 308-318.
Lan Deng. 2011. Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Developments and Neighborhood Changes. Housing Studies 26(6): 867-895.
Lan Deng, Qingyun Shen, and Lin Wang. 2011. The Emerging Housing Policy Framework in China. Journal of Planning Literature 26(2): 168 – 183.
Lan Deng. 2011. The External Neighborhood Effects of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Projects Built by Three Sectors. Journal of Urban Affairs 33(2): 143-165.
Lan Deng. 2010. The Value of Regulating Building Façade: A Case Study of Masonry Ordinances in Chicago Suburbs. Journal of Architecture and Planning Research 27(4):271-286.
Lan Deng. 2007. Comparing the Effects of Housing Vouchers and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits on Neighborhood Integration and School Quality. Journal of Planning Education and Research 27: 20-35.
Lan Deng. 2005. The Cost-Effectiveness of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Relative to Vouchers: Evidence from Six Metropolitan Areas. Housing Policy Debate 16(3/4): 469-511.