Zhaoyi Cao (Tony)

PhD Student

Email: tony.cao.cao@aut.ac.nz


* Bachelor of Business (Economics and Accounting)
* Master of Business (Economics)

Teaching Areas:

Teaching Assistant for:
* Econ 862 Statistics for Business
* Econ 603 Introduction to Econometrics
* Econ 861 Economics for Business

Research Areas:

* Determinants of academic achievement in tertiary education.
* Public policy

Research Summary:

Current Research Projects:
* Academic disparities between ethnic groups at university. 
* Pasifika students’ mathematical ability and university performance.


1. Cao, Z., & Maloney, T. (2017). Decomposing Ethnic Differences in University Academic Achievement in New Zealand. Higher Education, forthcoming (No. 2017-02 Classification-I23, I24, I28 and J71).