College of Business and Economics
Upham Hall

Ran Tao
Associate Professor

 

Nancy Ran Tao, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.  She is also a research associate at the Claremont Institute for Economic Policy Studies.  Her areas of specialization include financial economics, banking, industrial organization, game theory, econometrics, and computational economics.

Dr. Tao’s current research focuses on the commercial banking strategies and the banking industries in the U.S. and China, and China’s economic and financial reforms.  Her recent published articles and working papers examine the impacts of off-balance sheet activities on community bank performance and the relationships between bank deposit interest rate strategies, bank size and market concentration in the U.S., and relationships between monetary policies, bank lending and asset market in China.

Her past teaching and research positions include Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Claremont Graduate University, and research associate at the National Development and Reform Commission in Beijing, China.  Dr. Tao received Ph.D. in Economics from Claremont Graduate University and M.Sc. in Operational Research from Lancaster University, United Kingdom.

Dr. Tao’s teaching experience includes Business Statistics (Econ 245) (both traditional and online courses), Principles of Microeconomics (Econ 201) (both traditional and online courses) Industrial Organization and Competitive Strategies (Econ 441) and Game Theory (Econ 442).

Education:

Ph.D., Economics, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, U.S.A., Sep 2008
M.Sc., Operational Research, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom, Sep 2002
B.A. (honors), Business Management, Shandong University, Shandong, China, Jul 2001

Recent Publications:
  1. Chinese Liquidity Effects on the Australian Macroeconomy (with Richard Burdekin) forthcoming in the Applied Economics

  2. “Bank Deserts in the United States and the Great Recession: Geography and Demographics” (with Russ Kashian and Robert Drago), Journal of Economic Studies 2018, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. 691-709 
  3. “An Empirical Examination of Factors Driving the Offshore Renminbi Market” (with Richard Burdekin), China Economic Journal, September 2017, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 287-304.
  4. “A Computational Dynamic Model of Strategic Behavior in the U.S. Retail Banking Markets,” Managerial and Decision Economics, March 2016, vol, 27, no. 3, pp182-194.
  5. “Health Benefit Downward Rigidity: Employers’ Responses to Rising Insurance Costs” (with Xuguang Guo), Risk Management and Insurance Review, September 2015, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 217-241.
  6. “Off-balance Sheet Activities and Community Bank Performance” (with Russ Kashian), Journal of Economic Studies, 2014, vol. 41, no. 6, pp.789-807.
  7. “Bank Lending Margins in China and the Effects of the June 2012 Liberalization” (with Richard Burdekin), Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy, vol. 5, no. 2, May 2014, 19 pages.
  8. “China Real Estate Market Performance: Stock Market Linkages, Liquidity Pressures, and Inflationary Effects” (with Richard Burdekin), The Chinese Economy, vol. 47, no. 2, March-April 2014, pp. 5-26.
PhD
Economics
Claremont Graduate University
2008
Master of Science
Operational Research
Lancaster University
2002
Bachelor of Business Administration
Management
Shandong University
2001

American Economic Association
2007 - Current
Asian Pacific Economic Association
2007 - Current
Western Economic Association
2006 - Current

The Importance of Debt for Household Risky Asset Allocation and Portfolio Structure
Yuan Yuan
Households’ Allocation of Debts and Assets: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances
Yuan Yuan
Financial Market Interdependence between China and Australia
Richard Burdekin
From Shanghai to Sydney: Chinese Stock Market Influences on Australia
Richard Burdekin
Chinese Influences on the Australian Macro Economy
Richard Burdekin
Beyond the Burdekin: Chinese Influences on Australian Financial Markets
Richard Burdekin
An Empirical Examination of Factors Driving the Offshore Renminbi Market
Richard Burdekin
Regional Water Environmental Issues in Western United States: Salinity in Water Treatment Process
Lessons from the Offshore Renminbi Market
Richard Burdekin
Bank Lending Margins in China and the Effects of the June 2012 Liberalization
Richard Burdekin
Health Benefit Downward Rigidity: Employers' Responses to Rising Insurance Costs
Xuguang Guo
China Real Estate Market Performance: Stock Market Linkages, Liquidity Pressures, and Inflationary Effects
Richard Burdekin
China Real Estate Market Performance: Stock Market Linkages, Liquidity Pressures, and Inflationary Effects
Richard Burdekin
Bank Lending, Inflation and China’s Stock Market, 2004-2010
Richard Burdekin

The Importance of Debt for Household Risky Asset Allocation and Portfolio Structure
Financial Services Review
Chinese Liquidity Effects on the Australian Macroeconomy
Applied Economics
Bank Deserts in the United States and the Great Recession: Geography and Demographics
Journal of Economic Studies
Vol. 45 Iss. 4 Pg. 691-709
London Calling: The Shanghai-London Stock Connect
China-US Focus.com
An Empirical Examination of Factors Driving the Oshore Renminbi Market
China Economic Journal
Vol. 10 Iss. 2 Pg. 287-304
A Computational Dynamic Model of Strategic Behavior in the U.S. Retail Banking Markets
Managerial and Decision Economics
Vol. 37 Iss. 3 Pg. 182–194
Health Benefit Downward Rigidity: Employers’ Responses to Rising Insurance Costs
Risk Management and Insurance Review
Vol. 18 Iss. 2 Pg. 217-241
Bank Lending Margins in China and the Effects of the June 2012 Liberalization
Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy
Vol. 5 Iss. 2
Off-balance Sheet Activities and Community Bank Performance
Journal of Economic Studies
Vol. 41 Iss. 6 Pg. 789-807
China Real Estate Market Performance: Stock Market Linkages, Liquidity Pressures, and Inflationary Effects
The Chinese Economy
Vol. 47 Iss. 2
An Information Technology-Driven Delphi study of Corporate Social Responsibility under ISO 26000 in the 21st Century
Leadership & Organizational Management Journal
Vol. 2012 Iss. 2 Pg. page 1-
Management of Information in the Public Sector: The Analysis of Information Issues Regarding Water Management
Leadership & Organizational Management Journal
Vol. 2012 Iss. 1
An ABC Guide to Provincial Lending Patterns in China: Progress and Prospects
The Chinese Economy
Vol. 44 Iss. 5 Pg. pp34-54
Bank Lending, Inflation and China’s Stock Market, 2004-2010
Economics Research International
Vol. 2011
Corporate Governance--A Two-Way Analysis Model for The Development of Compliance. Principles, U.S.A. vs. China
Leadership & Organizational Management Journal
Vol. 2011 Iss. 1
The Evolution of Bank Lending Patterns in China: A Post-1994 Province-By-Province Analysis
Springer
Pg. 423-448

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