Alyson Ma

Chair, Economics and Business Economics
Professor of Economics
Alyson Ma
(619) 260-2383
Office Location
Olin Hall 319
  • PhD, University of California, Davis, International Trade and Industrial Organization
  • MS, Oregon State University, Agricultural Resource Economics
  • BA, Boston University, Economics and International Relations
Areas of Expertise

Selected Publications

  • Vertical Specialization, Tariff Shirking and Trade
  • Spatial Linkages and Export Processing Location in China, The World Economy
  • Market Structure and Pricing Strategy of China‚Äôs Automobile Industry, Journal of Industrial Economics
  • Geographical location of foreign direct investment and wage inequality in China, The World Economy
  • On the choice of in-house production versus outsourcing by multinationals, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development


Alyson Ma is a Professor of Economics in the School of Business . She received her PhD from the University of California, Davis. Her research interests include international trade, which a focus on global value chain.