Tat-kei Lai

lai3Associate Professor
Department of Economics & Quantitative Methods
IESEG School of Management, Univ. Lille, CNRS
UMR 9221 – LEM – Lille Economie Management
F-59000 Lille

Email: t [dot] lai [at] ieseg [dot] fr
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laitatkei


Ph.D. in Economics (2011), University of Toronto
– Advisors: Arthur J. Hosios (Co-chair), Aloysius Siow (Co-chair), Varouj A. Aivazian

Research Interests

Empirical microeconomics, Corporate finance


  1. “Import Competition and Workplace Safety in U.S. Manufacturing Industries,”
    with Yi Lu and Travis Ng
    Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 203 (2022), 24-42
  2. “Does Restricting Outsiders Always Lower Price and Benefit Insiders?”
    with Travis Ng
    Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Vol. 64 (2022), 153-178
  3. “Educated to be Trusting? Evidence from Europe,”
    with Kamhon Kan
    Economics Letters, Vol. 203 (2021), 109867
    – Previously circulated as “Does Education Affect Trust Attitude? Evidence from Europe”
  4. “Novelty-seeking Traits and Applied Research Activities,”
    with Yuichi Furukawa and Kenji Sato
    Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 27 (2020), 945-950
  5. “The Impact of Corporate Fraud on Director-Interlocked Firms: Evidence from Bank Loans,”
    with Adrian C.H. Lei and Frank M. Song
    Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Vol. 46 (2019), 32-67
  6. “Does Dividend Tax Impede Competition for Corporate Charters?”
    with Travis Ng
    Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 45 (2017), 751-772
  7. “Do Tax Havens Create Firm Value?”
    with Travis Ng and Siu Kai Choy
    Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 42 (2017), 198-220
    Online appendix
    – Previously circulated as “Do Treasure Islands Create Firm Value?”
  8. “WTO Accession, Foreign Bank Entry, and the Productivity of Chinese Manufacturing Firms,”
    with Zhenjie Qian and Luhang Wang
    Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 44 (2016), 326-342
  9. “The Impact of Product Market Competition on Training Provision: Evidence from Canada,”
    with Travis Ng
    Canadian Journal of Economics, Vol. 47 (2014), 856-888
  10. “The U.S. Finance Wage Premium Before and After the Financial Crisis: A Decomposition Exercise,”
    with Stella Capuano and Hans-Jörg Schmerer
    Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 21 (2014): 1144-1147
  11. “The Market for CEOs: An Empirical Analysis,”
    with Varouj A. Aivazian and Mohammad M. Rahaman
    Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 67 (2013), 24-54

Selected Working papers/Work in progress

  1. “Love of Novelty: A Source of Innovation-Based Growth … or Underdevelopment Traps?”
    with Yuichi Furukawa and Kenji Sato
  2. “Spatial Disparity of Skill Premium in China: The Role of Financial Intermediation Development,”
    with Luhang Wang
  3. “Goodwill Capital and Corporate Decoupling: An Empirical Study of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine,”
    with Siu Kai Choy and Kam-Ming Wan

Last updated: 2022-09-10