School of International Trade and Economics - University of International Business and Economics

Department of International Trade


Xiangjun Ma


Address:Boxue Building 1224



Associate Professor, Department of International Trade, School of International Trade and Economics (SITE), University of International Business and Economics (UIBE)                             Jan. 2016 – present

Temporarily Transferred Officer, Dept. of WTO affairs, Ministry of Commerce of China     Oct. 2013 – Dec. 2013

Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Economics, University of Virginia                           Jul. 2013 – Sept. 2013

Assistant Professor, SITE, UIBE                                                Sept. 2012 – Dec. 2015


Ph.D. in Economics, University of Virginia (UVA), Charlottesville, VA                             May 2012

M.A. in Economics, UVA, Charlottesville, VA                                                May 2008

B.A. in Economics, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China                                   Jul. 2006


International Trade, Applied Microeconomics, Urban Economics, Political Economy


“Network Effects on Labor Contracts of Internal Migrants in China - A Spatial Autoregressive Model,” with Badi H. Baltagi and Ying Deng, IZA Discussion Paper No. 10926, Empirical Economics, forthcoming

“Do Taxes Influence the Organizational Boundaries of International Firms? An Income-Shifting Channel through Transfer Pricing,” Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Vol. 26, No. 7 (2017) 801-828

“Export Prices of U.S. Firms,” with James Harrigan and Victor Shlychkov, NBER working paper, Journal of International Economics, 97 (2015) 100–111

“Corruption, Financial Resources and Exports,” with Qing Liu and Ruosi Lu, Review of International Economics, 23 (2015) 1023-1043​

“Housing Segregation and Urbanization of Internal Migrants in China,” with Junjie Hong and Yean Zhou, submitted

“Housing Segregation and Educational Resources of Internal Migrants in China,” with Yean Zhou, submitted

“Labor Skill, Industry Structure and Migration,” with Larry Qiu and Hyelim Son, working paper in progress

“A Swing States Theory, with Evidence,” with John McLaren, working paper in progress

“Government Behavior, Financial Development and Economic Growth,” with Yean Zhou and Jianyi Zhao, Henan Social Science, 2007, Vol.15 No.1, Pp. 55 - 60 (in Chinese)                                           

“A Case Study of the Institutional Changes of State-Owned Enterprises in China,” China Education and Innovation Research, Oct. 2005, Pp. 22 – 23 (in Chinese)

“China Economics – 2013,” executive editor (invited by Tianze Economic Research Institution), published by Gezhi Press, April 2015


Conference of “Migration and the Reshaping of Consumption Patterns: Economics and Politics,” GEP Research Centre, University of Nottingham                                                      Sept. 2017

Singapore Economic Review Conference 2017, Singapore                                      Aug. 2017

4th Conference of the International Association for Applied Econometrics, Hokkaido University         June 2017

2017 Conference on Health and Development, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica, Taipei         June 2017

2017 Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society, Chinese University of Hong Kong                   June 2017

Economics Workshop, SITE, Central University of Finance and Economics                         Apr. 2017

International Economics Workshop, organized by International Economics and Finance Society (IEFS) China & China Trade Research Group (CTRG), UIBE                          Oct. 2014, May 2016 & Mar. 2017

7th & 8th IEFS China, UIBE                                                      Jul. 2015 & Jul. 2016

1st & 2nd China Center for Economic Research (CCER) Summer Institute, Peking University Oct. 2015 & June 2016

Workshop on International Trade 2016, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics    May 2016

2nd Forum of New Urbanization and Social Integration of Internal Migrants in China, Fudan University    Jul. 2015

Canadian Economic Association (CEA) Annual Conference, Simon Fraser University                 May 2014

International Conference on Global Value Chains and Structural Adjustments, organized by Columbia University and Tsinghua University                                                                  Jun. 2013

3rd Annual Meeting of CTRG, Zhejiang University                                             May 2013

Economics Workshop, CCER, Peking University                                              Apr. 2013

Economics Workshop, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)                        Dec. 2012

International Trade Workshop, Department of Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill    Mar. 2012

International Economics Workshop, Department of Economics, University of Virginia                 Oct. 2011

2011 Annual Conference of the U.S. Census Bureau Research Data Center, University of Minnesota     Sept. 2011


Instructor, SITE, UIBE                                                           Fall 2012 – present

Courses include: International Economics, Microeconomics, Principles of Economics, Economic Research Topics & Thesis Writing, Advanced Topics and Economic Methodologies, Frontier Topics of International Trade (Ph.D. level)

Instructor, Principles of Microeconomics, Department of Economics, UVA             Fall 2009 & Spring 2012                                     

Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, UVA                                         2007 – 2011

  Courses include: International Finance, International Trade, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Money and Banking


Top 10%, Teaching Evaluation & Ratings of UIBE                                       2016, 2015, 2014

2nd Prize, 9th Teaching Competition of Young Faculties of Beijing                                    2015

3rd Prize, 1th Teaching Competition of Online Short-Version Class of UIBE                             2015

1st Prize, 5th Teaching Competition of Young Faculties of UIBE                                      2014

Huskey Travel Funds, University of Virginia                                                     2012

Dupont Fellowship and Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Virginia                   2007 – 2012

Snavely Research Fellowship, University of Virginia                                               2011

Bankard Dissertation Grant, University of Virginia                                           2010 – 2011

Jingying Cup Academic Essay Competition, Renmin University of China: Second Prize                   2005

Annual Outstanding Scholarship of Academic Merit, Renmin University of China                  2002 – 2005


Flipped Class – Teaching Innovation Funding sponsored by UIBE, principal                        2016, 2017

China National Natural Science Funding, principal                                                 2015

The Youth Elite Funding of Social Sciences sponsored by the government of Beijing, principal              2015

The Youth Elite Funding of research sponsored by UIBE, principal                                    2015

China National Natural Science Funding, participant                                               2014

UIBE Innovative Research Group, core participant                                                 2013


People’s Daily (Overseas Edition)




Extensive experience in handling large data sets from the Research Data Center of U.S. Census Bureau

Security Clearance: Special Sworn Status – U.S. Census Bureau

Referee Work

Journal of Comparative Economics, Economic Inquiry, Empirical Economics, Review of Development Economics