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Aili Tang, PhD

Researcher at

Business School of Örebro University

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I'm a researcher at the Business School of Örebro University. I'm particularly interested in the determinants of firm productivity and the role that firms play in the process of economic growth.​

Research Interests

My research mainly focuses on the following areas:

  • Labour market: The impact of hiring top workers on firm performance; International trade and labour market integration for immigrants; The impact of technological factors, such as artificial intelligence.

  • Government support in international trade: Effect of export credit guarantees on firm performance and survival. 

In addition, I'm also trying to understand firm dynamics and competition under the process of deregulation and liberalization, with a special focus on the energy market. Some of my recent research questions are: Will large firms become more dominant under the present institutional setting? Are there any differences in firm growth, depending on which status are firms in following the process of market selection? How are firms affected by the introduction of price comparison sites?



Lodefalk, M. and Tang, A., (2018), “The impact of hiring top workers on productivity: what is the role of absorptive capacity?”, Applied Economics Letters, pp.1-5.

Macuchova, Z., Rudholm, N. and Tang A. (2016), “Firm growth in the Swedish energy sector: Will large firms become even more dominant?”, International Journal of Energy and Statistics, 2014, Vol. 2, No. 4.

Tang, A. (2015), “Does Gibrat’s Law Hold for Swedish Energy Firms?”, Empirical Economics, vol. 49, No.  2.

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