Department of International Economics, Government and Business


Room: POR/24.A-3.78
E-mail: ako.egb@cbs.dk

I am interested in a wide range of issues in economic development, international trade, and international business, both in a Nordic and an international context. Although my primary competence is in international economics, I also aim to understand historical and institutional drivers of development. Whenever possible, I try to combine the macro and meso perspectives applied in international economics with insights from international business, where the individual firm is often in focus. My main research projects focus on FDI spillovers, Economic development and upgrading in Vietnam and China, and The internationalization of Swedish SMEs.

Primary research areas
  • International trade
  • FDI
  • Development
  • Innovation
  • Asia Research
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Aradhna Aggarwal; Ari Kokko / SEZs and Poverty Reduction : Evidence from Andhra Pradesh, India.
In: International Journal of Emerging Markets, 19.1.2021
Journal article > peer review
Jonas Kasteng; Ari Kokko; Patrik Gustavsson Tingvall / Who Uses the EU's Free Trade Agreements? : A Transaction-Level Analysis of the EU-South Korea FTA.
In: World Trade Review, 28.7.2021
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Lei Zhang; Yingqi Liu; Beibei Pang; Bingxiang Sun; Ari Kokko / Second Use Value of China’s New Energy Vehicle Battery : A View Based on Multi-Scenario Simulation.
In: Sustainability, Vol. 12, No. 1, 1.2020
Journal article > peer review
Li Zhang; Yingqi Liu; Ari Kokko / Does Ownership Determine Business Model?
In: Sustainability, Vol. 11, No. 11, 4.6.2019
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Sven-Olov Daunfeldt; Erik Engberg; Daniel Halvarsson; Ari Kokko; Patrik Tingvall / Partihandeln - en katalysator för svensk export?
Stockholm : Handelsrådet 2019, 38 p. (Forskningsrapport, No. 2019:7)
Sven-Olov Daunfeldt; Erik Engberg; Daniel Halvarsson; Ari Kokko; Patrik Gustavsson Tingvall / Wholesale Firms : A Catalyst for Swedish Exports? .
Stockholm : Ratio: Näringslivets forskningsinstitut 2019, 98 p. (Ratio Working Paper, No. 328)
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Ari Kokko / The Rise of China and the Chinese Overseas: A Study of Beijing’s Changing Policy in Southeast Asia and Beyond
In: Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, Vol. 53, No. 3, 12.2017, p. 367-370
Book review > peer review
Ari Kokko; Patrik Gustavsson Tingvall; Josefin Videnord / Which Antidumping Cases Reach the WTO?
Stockholm : The Ratio Institute 2017, 50 p. (Ratio Working Paper, No. 286)
Working paper
Suxiu Li; Yingqi Liu; Jingyu Wang; Ari Kokko / Morphological Analysis on Business Model of Electric Vehicles Charging Infrastructure in China
In: Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Management of Technology (ISMOT '16): Innovation-driven Capability Building and Industry Development. . ed. /Xiaobo Wu; Qingrui Xu; Jin Chen. Hangzhou : Zhejiang University 2016, p. 123-128
Article in proceedings > peer review
Jingyu Wang; Yingqi Liu; Ari Kokko / Research on Technology Innovation of China's NEV Industry Based on Patent Analysis
In: Journal of Intelligence, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2016, p. 32-39
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2018 - SNS, Centre for Business and Policy Studies - Member of Scientific Board
2018 - Child Rights and Business, Save the Children Sweden - Member of Board of Directors
2018 - Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society - Member of Faculty Board
2018 - Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis - Academic research
2018 - Swedish Retail and Wholesale Council - Academic research 

2019 - SNS, Centre for Business and Policy Studies - Member of Scientific Board
2019 - 
Child Rights and Business, Save the Children Sweden - Member of Board of Directors

2020-2021 - Impact assessment for Big Science Sweden (a body under the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova, the Swedish Innovation Agency) - Literature review and interviews to assess the impact of Big Science Sweden and the economic effects on the Swedish economy from participation in European Big Science facilities such as ERN, ESS, MAX4, ESO, SKA, and ITER. Honorarium is expected to correspond to approximately one month’s salary