Professor Lo's research interests spans many areas. Her diaspora work focuses primarily on immigrant settlement and integration issues. She uses a political economy approach to examine changing settlement patterns, immigrant business structures, and labour market performance of diverse immigrant groups. She has published extensively on Toronto's diverse Chinese community, including their consumer behaviour. She also extends her interest on consumer behaviour to explore the impact of international retailing and modern retail formats on consumption in China and India. Her current work on immigration and settlement focuses on immigrant service provision, and the role of ethnic/foreign banks on immigrant integration.
Keywords: Immigration settlement; integration; consumer behaviour; impact of retailing on consumption; immigrant service provision; role of ethnic/foreign banks on immigrant integration; Chinese Diaspora; China