Professor Tao is 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 Co-Director of the Asia Competitiveness Program of Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy.
His research interests are international economics, development economics, 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. Professor Tao has also written books about the competitiveness of China’s manufacturing industries, and China’s Yangtze River Delta.