Chicheng Ma is Associate Professor of Economics at the HKU Business School of the University of Hong Kong. He studies development economics and economic history, specialising in historical China and its comparison with the West. He won the Royal Economic Society Prize for the best paper in the Economic Journal in 2020, the Research Output Prize of HKU Business School in 2021, and the Economic History Association’s Arthur H. Cole Prize for the best article in the Journal of Economic History in 2022. As Principal Investigator, Chicheng has received competitive research grants from the Hong Kong Research Grant Council and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He serves as Associate Editor of the Asia-Pacific Economic History Review, Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Economic Association, and Associate Director of the Centre for Quantitative History of HKU Business School.
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