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Alyson Ma, PhD

Associate Professor, Economics

Alyson Ma is an Associate Professor of Economics in the School of Business Administration. She joined the USD faculty in 2004 after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. Her research interests include international trade, applied microeconomics, and industrial organization. She teaches undergraduate courses in microeconomics, industrial organization, and business statistics.


Ph.D. University of California, Davis, International Trade and Industrial Organization M.S. Oregon State University, Agricultural Resource Economics B.A. Boston University, Economics and International Relations

Scholarly and Creative Work

Journal Article, Academic Journal Lin, S., Ma, A. (2011). Outsourcing and Productivity: Evidence from Korean Data. Journal of Asian Economics Ma, A., Bouvet, F. (2011). Wage Disparities in China: an Analysis by Firm Types. Journal of Chinese Economics and Business Studies Ma, A., Ganges, B., Van Assche, A. (2011). China’s Exports in a World of Increasing Oil Prices. Multinational Business Review Deng, H., Ma, A. (2010). Market Structure and Pricing Strategy of China’s Automobile Industry. Journal of Industrial Economics, 58 Ma, A., Van Assche, A., Hon, C. (2009). Global Production Networks and China’s Processing Trade”. Journal of Asian Economics, 20 Ma, A., Wooster, R. (2009). The Effects of U.S.-China Trade on Employment and Wages in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. Contemporary Economic Policy, 27 (3), 335–348. Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New Ma, A., Van Assche, A. (2011). China’s Role in Global Production Networks. Global Value Chains: Impacts and Implications Ma, A., Van Assche, A. (2011). Global Production Networks in the Post-Crisis Era. Managing Openness: Outward-Oriented Growth Strategies after the Crisis Blonigen, B., Ma, A. (2010). Please Pass the Catch-up: The Relative Performance of Chinese and Foreign Firms in Chinese Exports, 1997-2005 . China's Growing Role in World Trade