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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Jonas Kasteng; Ari Kokko; Nils Norell; Patrik Tingvall / Learning to Use Trade Preferences : A Firm and Transaction Level Analysis of the EU-South Korea FTA.
In: World Trade Review, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2024, p. 117-144
Journal article > peer review
Dao T. H. Nguyen; Ari Kokko; Thong Tien Nguyen / Multinational Enterprises and Local Firms’ Export Market Entry : A Panel Data Analysis of Vietnam's Food Processing Industry.
In: Agribusiness, 21.10.2023
Journal article > peer review
Guowei Dong; Ari Kokko; Haoyong Zhou / Innovation and Export Performance of Emerging Market Enterprises : The Roles of State and Foreign Ownership in China.
In: International Business Review, Vol. 31, No. 6, 12.2022
Journal article > peer review
Aradhna Aggarwal; Ari Kokko / SEZs and Poverty Reduction : Evidence from Andhra Pradesh, India.
In: International Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 17, No. 8, 2022, p. 1793-1814
Journal article > peer review
Lars Håkanson; Ari Kokko / Samhällsekonomiska effekter av svenska investeringar i ESS 2010–2020
Stockholm : Vetenskapsrådet 2022, 79 p.
Guowei Dong; Björn Jindra; Ari Kokko / Technology Upgrading in Chinese Manufacturing : A Cross-industry Perspective.
In: International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, Vol. 14, No. 4, 2022, p. 341-379
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, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2.2022, p. 93-108
Journal article > peer review
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
Journal article > peer review
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)
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Academic Interests

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Outside activities
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

2021-2023 - Swedish Research Council, Stockholm - Participant in economic assessments of the impact of large-scale research infrastructures, one month in 2021, 2022, and 2023 desk research

2022-2023 - Child Rights and Business, Save the Children Sweden - Board Member, 4-5 board meetings per year, in situ or online. Pro bono

2023 - Fulbright University, Vietnam - Teaching Master course in International Trade Policy, eight days, September 2023, Ho Chi Minh City