Industrial organisation; Applied microeconomic theory.
Tina Kao is a Lecturer of Economics. Her researches interests are centred in technology licensing, competition policy, and regulation. With respect to technology licensing, Tina studies the optimal licensing scheme for cumulative patents as well as the design and strategic use of intellectual property rights. In terms of competition policy, Tina analyses mergers involving product differentiation and multi-market contact. Finally, in regulation, Tina investigates how the optimal access price should be set contingent on the degree of competitiveness in the downstream market. Tina is also interested in firms’ incentives to offer niche products (as opposed to general purpose products), health and political economy. Her research has been published in international refereed journals including Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Journal of Mathematical Economics, and Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics.
Kam, T, T. Kao, and Y. Lu. (2020) Political Dynamics, Public Goods and Private Spillovers. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 177, September, pp 237-254.
Kao, T, R. Aoki, and J. Hillas (2018), Niche Product Offering in the Spokes Model. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 174 (2), pp 375 - 398.
Kao, T., F. M. Menezes, and J. Quiggin (2014), Optimal Access Regulation with Downstream Competition. Journal of Regulatory Economics, 45, pp 45 - 93.
Aoki, R. and Kao, T. (2012), Protection of Basic Research and R&D Incentives in an International Setting. The Economic Review, 63 (4): 333 - 345.
Kao, T. and F. Menezes (2010), Welfare Enhancing Mergers under Product Differentiation. The Manchester School, 78 (4): 290--301.
Kao, T. and F. Menezes (2009), Endogenous Merger under Multi-Market Competition. Journal of Mathematical Economics, 45 (12), pp. 817 - 829.
Kao, T. (2009). Strategic Licensing and Sequential Innovations. The Manchester School, 77 (4), pp. 512 - 551.
Research grants and awards
Visiting Fellowship, Hitotsubashi University, Oct 01 to Dec 31st, 2014.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitational Program for Advanced Japanese Research Institutes, Hitotsubashi University, 2010 March to June.
Econ8025 Advanced Microeconomic Analysis
Econ3057/4438/8038 Industrial Organisation
Econ7073 Microeconomic Analysis (Masters course)
Econ2014/6014 Managerial Economics
ECON8069 Business Economics
ECON1101S2 Microeconomics 1
ECON3107, ECON3057, ECON8030 Industrial Organisation
Econ 3055, 3155, 8055, Competition Policy and the Economics of Regulation (New course developed in 2010)
ECON7061 Competition Policy
ECON7063 Industrial Organisation
ECON7068 Market Structure and Competition Policy