Prof. Alyson C. Ma

University of San Diego, USA



Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Davis, USA

M.S., Agricultural Resource Economics, Oregon State University, USA

B.A., Double Major in Economics and International Relations, Boston University, USA

Publications (Selected)

  1. "Liability of Foreignness: Product Distance, Institutional Distance and FDI” (with Ryan Ratcliff), International Journal of Economics and Business, 27:1, 93-110, DOI: 10.1080/13571516.2019.1651152.
  2. "The Impact of Patient-Provider Race/Ethnicity Concordance on Provider Visits: Evidence from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey” (with Alison Sanchez and Mindy Ma), Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 6(5), 2019: 1011-1020.
  3. "Which way is up?  Orientation and residential property values" (with Andrew Narwold), forthcoming Journal of Sustainable Real Estate.
  4. "Tariff and Exchange Rate Pass-Through for Chinese Exports: A Firm-Level Analysis Across Customs Regimes,” (with Florence Bouvet and Ari Van Assche), China Economic Review, 46, 2017: 87-96.
  5. "Global Value Chains and Trade-Income Relationship: Implications for the Recent Trade Slowdown,” (with Bryon Ganges and Ari Van Assche), eds. Bernard Hoekman, The Global Trade Slowdown: A New Normal? Vox, CEPR, 2015: 111-126.
  6. "Spatial Linkages and Export Processing Location in China,” (with Ari Van Assche), The World Economy, 2015: 1-21.
  7. "Racial/Ethnic Differences in Knowledge of Personal and Target Levels of Cardiovascular Health Indicators,” (with Mindy Ma), Journal of Community Health, 2015: 1-7.
  8. "Global Value Chains and Trade Elasticities,” (with Byron Ganges and Ari Van Assche), Economic Letters, 124(3), 2014: 482-486.
  9. "Vertical Specialization, Tariff Shirking and Trade,” (with Ari Van Assche), eds. Benno Ferrarini and David Hummels, Asia and Global Production Networks, Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc. Massachusetts, Nov. 2014: 148-179.
  10. "Is East Asia’s Economic Fate Chained to the West?” (with Ari Van Assche) Transnational Corporations Review, 5(3), 2013: 1-17.
  11. "Outsourcing and Productivity: Evidence from Korean Data,” (with Songhua Lin) Journal of Asian Economics, 23(1), 2012: 39-49.
  12. "Wage Disparities in China: an Analysis by Firm Types,” (with Florence Bouvet), Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 9(3), 2011: 263 - 282.
  13. "China’s Exports in a World of Increasing Oil Prices” (with Byron Ganges and Ari Van Assche), Multinational Business Review, 19(2), 2011: 133 – 151.
  14. "China’s Role in Global Production Networks” (with Ari Van Assche), Global Value Chains: Impacts and Implications, eds. Aaron Sydor, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada - Trade Policy Research, Oct. 2011: 127-156.
  15. “Global Production Networks in the Post-Crisis Era” (with Ari Van Assche), in M. Haddad and B. Shepherd (eds.), Managing Openness: Outward-Oriented Growth Strategies after the Crisis, World Bank, Washington, D.C., Mar. 2011: 275-284.
  16. “Market Structure and Pricing Strategy of China’s Automobile Industry” (with Haiyan Deng), Journal of Industrial Economics, 58(4), 2010: 818-845.
  17. “Please Pass the Catch-up: The Relative Performance of Chinese and Foreign Firms in Chinese Exports, 1997-2005” (with Bruce Blonigen), China's Growing Role in World Trade, eds. Robert Feenstra and Shang-Jin Wei, University of Chicago Press, Mar. 2010: 475-512.
  18. “Global Production Networks and China’s Processing Trade,” (with Ari Van Assche and Chang Hong), Journal of Asian Economics, 20(6), 2009: 640-654.
  19. “The Effects of U.S.-China Trade on Employment and Wages in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region,” (with Rossitza Wooster), Contemporary Economic Policy, 27(3), 2009: 335-348.
  20. “Geographical Location of Foreign Direct Investment and Wage Inequality in China,” The World Economy, 29(8), 2006: 1031-1055.
  21. “On the Choice of In-House Production versus Outsourcing by Multinationals,” Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, 15(2), 2006: 231-254. “Export Spillovers to Chinese Firms: Evidence from Provincial Data,” Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 4(2), 2006: 127-149.