Ma, Hong

Professor, Department of Economics
Vice Chair,
Department of Economics 

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Dr. Hong Ma is currently a professor of economics in the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, and an associate editor for the Journal of Comparative Economics  and China Economic Review  He graduated from Fudan University in 2002 with a B.A. (High Honors) in Economics. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Davis in 2009, and won a Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award there. At Tsinghua University, Dr. Ma teaches International Economics II for graduate students and Game Theory for undergraduates. He also organizes a seminar course on globalization for first year undergraduates. In 2009, he received a teaching excellence award.

Dr. Ma's research mainly focuses on international trade and Chinese economy. His work has been published in the Economic Journal, Journal  of International economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, and other journals.

Journal Papers (International)

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[1] Rob Feenstra, Hong Ma, and Yuan Xu, “US Exports and Employment”, Journal of International Economics, 2019, v120: 46-58.

[2] Hong Ma and Yue Teng “How Political Incentives Affect Chinese OFDI: A U.N. Security Council Membership Perspective”. World Economy 201841(12): 3416-3441
[3] Xue Bai, and Kala Krishna, and Hong Ma, “
How You Export Matters: Choice of Export Modes and the Evolution of Productivity”, Journal of International Economics, 2017, v104(1): 122-137,  

[4] Daniel Berkowitz, Hong Ma, and Shuichiro Nishioka "Recasting the Iron Rice Bowl: The Evolution of China's State Owned EnterprisesReview of Economics and Statistics, 2017, 99(4): 735-747.
[5] Bo Chen, David Jacks, and Hong Ma, “
Revisiting the Effective Rate of Protection in the Late Stages of Chinese Industrialization” World Economy, 2017 40(2): 424-438.
[6] Hongbin Li, Hong Ma, and Yuan Xu “How do Exchange Rate Movements Affect Chinese Exports: A Firm-Level Investigation” Journal of International Economics, 2015. V.97(1):148-161.

[7] Hong Ma, Xue Qiao and Yuan Xu “Job Creation and Job Destruction in China during 1998-2007” Journal of Comparative Economics 43 (2015): 1085-1100

[8] Hong Ma, Zhi Wang, and Kunfu Zhu “Domestic Content in China’s Exports and Its Distribution by Firm Ownership”, Journal of Comparative Economics, 43(2015): 3-18.

[9] Bo Chen, Hong Ma, and Yuan Xu “Measuring China’s Trade Liberalization: A Generalized Measure of Trade Restrictiveness Index”, Journal of Comparative Economics, 42(2014): 994-1006.

[10] Rob Feenstra and Hong Ma “Trade Facilitation and the Extensive Margin of Exports”,  Japanese Economic Review. Vol.65(2), June 2014.

[11] Rob Feenstra, Hong Ma, Peter Neary, and Prasada Rao “Who Shrunk China? Puzzles in the Measurement of Real GDP”,  Economic Journal, 2013, 123 (December): 1100-1129.

[12] Rob Feenstra, Chang Hong, Hong Ma, and Barbara Spencer “Contractual Versus Non-Contractual Trade: the Role of Institutions in China” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. V94: 281-294, October 2013. (peer-reviewed special issue on international trade)

[13] Bo Chen and Hong Ma “Import Variety and Welfare Gain in China”, Review of International Economics, 2012, Vol.20(4)

[14] Chong-En Bai, Hong Ma, and Wenqing Pan “Spatial Spillover Effects and Regional Economic Growth in China” , 2012, China Economic Review, Vol.23(4):982-990

[15] Bo Chen and Hong Ma “Trade Restrictiveness and Deadweight Loss in China’s Imports”, Frontier of Economics in China, 2012 Vol.7(3)

[16] Hiau-Looi Kee, Hong Ma, and Muthukumara Mani, “The Effects of Domestic Climate Change Measures on International Competitiveness”, World Economy, 2010 vol. 33(6): 820-829, (peer-reviewed special issue)
[17] Rob Feenstra, Hong Ma, and Prasada Rao “Consistent Comparisons of Real Incomes across Time and Space”, Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2009 vol. 13s:169-193
[18] Rob Feenstra, Hong Ma “Optimal Choice of Product Scope for Multiproduct Firms under Monopolistic Competition”, in E. Helpman, D. Marin and T. Verdier, eds., The Organization of Firms in a Global Economy, Harvard University Press. 2008.

[19] Shunli Yao, Hong Ma, and Jiaosuo Pei “Import Uses and Domestic Value Added in Chinese Exports: What can we learn from Chinese micro data?” in “Measuring Globalization: Vol. 2, Factoryless Manufacturing, Global Supply Chains, and Trade in Intangibles and Data”, Susan N. Houseman and Michael Mandel, eds.  2015.  Kalamazoo, MI:  W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
[20] Hong Ma “Exporting Like China: China's Foreign Trade over 1978-2018”
(in Chinese) 张军、王永钦主编《改革开放四十年》第9章,格致出版社