Linxiang Ma

Department of Finance

  • Level 11, 198 Berkeley Street
    The University of Melbourne
    3010 Victoria
    Australia

Linxiang Ma joined the Finance PhD program in 2018 and will be on the job market for 2022/2023. His research focus is on economic and financial history, corporate finance, and political economy. He currently studies how political and institutional frictions affect corporate decisions and performances. In his job market paper, Linxiang shows that political ideology affects financial decisions in authoritarian regimes. He constructs a novel ideology measure and documents that China's provincial governors' ideology was of fundamental importance in shaping the nation's privatization wave around 2000.
More information can be found on his website.