Guonan Ma is Senior Fellow on Chinese Economy at the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Center for China Analysis. He is an economist with four decades of experience conducting policy, market, and academic research, specializing in Chinese economic issues. He was a senior economist at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) for 15 years, before becoming a visiting scholar and professor in recent years at various central banks, universities, and thinktanks. Before his BIS career, he worked as a market economist on Asia at different investment banks, including Bankers Trust, Merrill Lynch, and Citigroup, and he has been a lecturer in Economics at both the Australian National University and Beijing University. Ma received his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Pittsburgh and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Beijing University. Over the years, he has published research papers in Comparative Economic Studies, The Journal of Development Economics, Pacific Economic Review, International Economics, and The Journal of International Money and Finance.

Last Updated: October 11, 2022



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