Ari Kokko

Ari Olavi Kokko

Titel: Professor, Copenhagen Business School
Telefon: +45 38 15 25 33
Email: ako.int@cbs.dk
Fødselsår: 1961

Professor of International Business, Copenhagen Business School

EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC DEGREES B.A.
Courses (Liberal Arts; Political Science Major), Denison University, USA, 1980-1982.
B.Sc. (Economics), Lund University, Sweden, 1986.
Ph.D. (Economic Sciences), Stockholm School of Economics, 1992.
Docent, Stockholm School of Economics, 1996.
Professor of International Business, Åbo Akademi University, Finland, 1999.
Docent, Åbo Akademi University, Finland, 2002.
Doctor Honoris Causa (Economic Science), Tartu University, Estonia, 2007.
Professor of International Business, Copenhagen Business School, 2009.

PRESENT POSITIONS
Professor, Department of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen Business School
Director, Center for International Business and Emerging Markets (CIBEM), Copenhagen Business School (2010- ).
Research Associate, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Copenhagen (2010- ).
International Fellow, Fulbright Economics Teaching Program, HCMC Economics University, Vietnam (2003 ). Associate Fellow, The Ratio Institute, Stockholm (2013- ).
Member of the Scientific Council, SNS (Centre for Business and Policy Studies), Stockholm (2014- ).

PREVIOUS POSITIONS
Director, China Economics Research Center, Stockholm School of Economics (2008-2010)
Professor and Research Director, European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics (2000-2008).
Board Member, World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child, Mariefred, Sweden (2006-2009). Chairman, Commission of Inquiry on Development of Swedish Exports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UD 2007:02 (2007-2008).
Member of Advisory Board, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (2008).
Member of the Board of Directors, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (1999-2007) Norfa Visiting Professor, Tartu University, Estonia (2002-2005) (part-time).
Professor of International Business, Åbo Akademi University, Finland (1999-2001). Research associate, European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics (1997-2000).
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics (1996-1999).
Assistant Professor, Department of International Economics and Geography, Stockholm School of Economics (1992-1996).
Research Associate, Department of International Economics and Geography, Stockholm School of Economics (1987-1992).
Lecturer, Department of Economics, Lund University (1986-1987) (part-time).

Consultancies for Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida); Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation with Developing Countries (SAREC); Secretariat for Analysis of Swedish Development Assistance (SASDA); Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); UNCTAD; Institute of Development Studies, Sabah, Malaysia; OECD; The World Bank; UNDP; UNIDO; WTO; The European Union; and private companies.

VISITING POSITIONS
Visiting Chair in European Economics (Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Feb-Mar 1997).
Visiting Fellow (RSPAS, Australian National University, Canberra, July-Sept 1997).
Norfa Visiting Professor (Tartu University, Tartu, July 2002-June 2005) (part-time).
International Fellow (Fulbright Economics Teaching Program, Ho Chi Minh City Economics University, Feb 2003- ) (part-time).
Visiting Fellow (ADB Institute, Tokyo, February-April 2007).

TEACHING
Major courses given at Lund University, Stockholm School of Economics, Åbo Akademi University, HCMC Economics University, and Copenhagen Business School:
International Trade Theory Trade and Factor Mobility International
Trade Policy and Industrial Policy
The International Business Environment
International Business and Emerging Markets
The Economics of Foreign Direct Investment
Microeconomics
Economics and Business in East and Southeast Asia

Extensive teaching experience from firm-specific training programs at the Executive Development Department (Stockholm School of Economics) and other institutions.

Selected courses and lecture series given at other institutions:
Training Course on FDI (State Planning Committee and NEU, Hanoi, Vietnam)
Foreign Direct Investment and Investment Policy (Tartu University, Estonia)
The Foundations of Market Economics (Ministry of Finance, Stockholm)
Economic Effects of European Integration (Ministry of Finance, Stockholm; National Bank of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia; National Economics University and University of Social Science, Hanoi, Vietnam; Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand)
Strategies for EU Membership (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary) Globalization and Regionalization: Challenges for Small Countries (Ministry of Economics, Havana, Cuba)
Trade: Institutions and Impact (Fulbright Economics Teaching Program, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS
I am presently supervising five PhD students. During the past years, I have been involved in the supervision of 14 PhD theses, two Licentiate theses, and numerous Master’s theses.

RESEARCH GRANTS AND AWARDS
Various research grants and stipends provided during the period 1986-2009 by the Swedish Council for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSFR); Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida); Swedish Agency for Research Cooperation with Developing Countries (SAREC); Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS); The Jan Wallander and Tore Browaldh Foundation;  Svenska Bankforskningsinstitutet; Stiftelsen Siamon; Bröderna af Jochnicks Stipendium.

Awarded prize as ”Årets Lärare 1997” (Teacher of the Year 1997) by the Student Union of the Stockholm School of Economics and Nordbanken.

Awarded “Myrdalspriset” (The Myrdal Prize) for best article in Ekonomisk Debatt 1999 by FöreningsSparbanken.

REFEREE
American Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of International Business, Journal of International Development, Journal of Development Studies, World Development, The Economic Journal, Journal of Industrial Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Transnational Corporations, Comparative Economic System, and others.

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of International Business. 2011-