Yueyuan Ma

Yueyuan Ma

Assistant Professor of Economics

UC Santa Barbara


I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

My research interests are macroeconomics, economic growth, innovation, and labor economics. I focus on the impact of policies and technological progress on economic growth and inequality.

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  • Macroeconomics
  • Economic Growth
  • Innovation
  • Firm Dynamics
  • Labor Economics
  • Ph.D. in Economics, 2022

    University of Pennsylvania

  • M.A. in Economics, 2016

    Tsinghua University

  • B.A. in Economics; B.S. in Statistics, 2014

    Peking University

Working Papers

(2022). Specialization in a Knowledge Economy. SSRN Working Paper (No. 4052990).

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(2021). 'You Will:' A Macroeconomic Analysis of Digital Advertising. NBER Working Paper (No.w28537).

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(2020). Are Spousal Labor Supplies Substitutes? Evidence from the Workweek Reduction Policy in China. Journal of Development Economics, Volume 145, June 2020.

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(2017). Skill Complementarities and Returns to Higher Education: Evidence from the College Enrollment Expansion in China. China Economic Review, Volume 46, December 2017.

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