Zhigang Tao is Professor of Strategy and Economics in the Faculty of Business and Economics, the University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the University of Hong Kong in 1998, he taught at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 1992 to 1998. Professor Tao received his B.Sc. in management science from Fudan University in 1986, and PhD in economics from Princeton University in 1992.
Professor Tao is a research fellow at the William Davidson Institute of the University of Michigan, senior fellow at Tsinghua University’s National Centre of Economic Research, senior fellow at Tsinghua University’s Center for China in the World Economy, and visiting professor at Fudan University School of Management. He is also a co-director of the Asia Competitiveness Program of Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy.
Professor Tao’s research interests are China business and economics, and economics of organizations and strategy. He has published in various economics and management journals such as American Economic Review, International Economic Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of International Economics, Management International Review, and Rand Journal of Economics. He has also written books about the competitiveness of China’s manufacturing industries, and China’s Yangtze River Delta.
Zhigang Tao presented his paper "Property Rights Protection and Firm Horizontal Scope" at the 2008 CESI.
Personal Website: http://www.fbe.hku.hk/~ztao