Jian Tong is a Lecturer based in School of Economic, Social and Political Sciences at the University of Southampton.
Jian’s research activities focus on industrial organisation, economic growth, and information economics. Jian’s expertise lies in the areas of market structure and market power, technological progress, and endogenous economic growth, and public policy decision under uncertainty and information constraints.
Jian’s current responsibilities include research, teaching and administrative roles at the Department of Economics, University of Southampton.
- Industrial Organisation
- Economic Growth
- Information Economics
- Competition Policy
Jian’s current research focuses on two themes: The first is on theoretical and empirical studies of firm heterogeneity in productivity, product and labour market powers. It extends the Solow residual approach to firm level multiple factor productivity (MFP), taking into account imperfect competition in both product and labour markets, as well as strategic interaction between competing firms. This novel approach allows joint estimation of firm level productivity, and pricing powers in both product and labour markets.
Current PhD Students
Jian’s areas of expertise are Industrial Organisation (Economics), at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels (ECON2005 and ECON6008). Jian has also taught Microeconomics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Jian is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Before joining the University of Southampton in 2001, Jian studied at the London School of Economics, obtaining his MSc Economics in 1997, then PhD Economics in 2001. His previous education and employment included BSc and MSc in Management Science, from University of Science and Technology of China, and working as Assistant Fellow at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.