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Professor information



  • briefcase Finance
  • quality PhD, Economics
Areas of research
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Public Goods
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Ran Tao is an Assistant Professor of Economics at NEOMA Business School in France. Ran earned her PhD in Economics from the W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. Prior to joining the Economics PhD program, she graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. in Economics.  Ran’s research interests include public economics and applied microeconomics. Her current papers study free riding, charitable giving, and public good provision.

Latest publications

  • “Passing the Baton”: The Effects of CEO Succession Planning on Firm Performance and Volatility
  • Fundraising under Two-Dimensional Asymmetric Information: The Case of Mindless Donations
  • Crime Rate, Housing Price, and Value of A Statistical Case of Homicide
  • Gender equality's impact on female directors’ efficacy: A multi-country study