Jun Ma, Associate Professor of Economics, has been appointed Dean’s Leadership Fellow for Global Partnerships in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. In this new role, Jun Ma is working with colleagues across the Boston campus and Northeastern’s global campuses to bolster curricular coordination and visibility of the Master’s and certificate programs. In particular, Jun will work closely with colleagues at Northeastern’s Seattle campus and other nodes of the university’s network to expand offerings, grow enrollments in CSSH programs, and facilitate co-op and research partnerships. Moreover, he will help develop strategic partnerships in East Asia, and will serve as the CSSH representative on the university’s Global Rankings Committee.
Jun is well positioned to guide these efforts. Using applied time series econometrics, empirical macroeconomics, and finance, his research focuses on international finance and the Chinese economy. He is currently investigating the synchronization of regional growth dynamics in China as well as global factors in market valuations across countries. His work has appeared in numerous leading journals including the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control; Journal of International Economics; Journal of International Money and Finance; and Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics. His co-edited book, Recent Advances in Estimating Nonlinear Models with Applications in Economics and Finance (Springer), advances nonlinear modeling techniques in economics. In his teaching, he exposes students to new digital and analytical tools and he has a long record of supporting students in experiential learning beyond the classroom.
Jun joined Northeastern University in 2017 and will continue to serve as the Director of the Master’s Program in the Department of Economics. He has served as the President of the Chinese Economists Society since 2017. A scholar with international visibility, Jun has held visiting positions in a number of academic or policy institutions including Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany), Aarhus University (Denmark), Durham University (UK), Nanjing University (China), and Norges Bank (Norway). He earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2007.