Liang Ma

Assistant Professor


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Personal profile

Dr. Liang Ma got his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta. His research interests are in areas of monetary economics and financial economics, particularly in the intersection of unconventional monetary policy (e.g., quantitative easing) and its asset pricing implications. Before joining IBSS, he served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Open Data Centre for Alberta Urban Real Estate. He also gained experience as a research associate at the China Institute, Canada's largest think-tank dedicated to the study of China. 

Research interests

Monetary Economics; Financial Economics; Applied Econometrics


Assistant Professor, XJTLU, 2024 - present

Postdoctoral Fellow, Open Data Centre for Alberta Urban Real Estate, 2022 - 2024

Research Associate, China Institute at the University of Alberta, 2018 -2022

Awards and honours

John Garrett Graduate Scholarship in United States Studies, 2021

Maurice, Mary, and Max Stewart Graduate Scholarship in Economics, 2020

University of Alberta Teaching/Research Assistantship, 2016--2022

University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship, 2016

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Economics, University of Alberta

Sept 2016Nov 2022

Master, Economics, University of New Brunswick

Sept 2015Jul 2016

Bachelor, Economics, Shandong University of Finance and Economics

Sept 2011Jun 2015

Person Types

  • Staff


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