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Chunbo Ma

Assoc/Prof Chunbo Ma

Associate Professor
Agriculture and Environment, School of

Contact details
Address
School of Agriculture and Environment
The University of Western Australia (M089)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2534
Email
chunbo.ma@uwa.edu.au
Personal homepage
www.chunboma.com
Location
Room G027, Agriculture North West Wing, Perth campus
Qualifications
MSc PhD Rensselaer
Biography
I studied Economics at Nankai University in China and then worked in the Agricultural Bank of China for three years. I completed a master with a major in Environmental Economics, Values and Policy in 2003 and a PhD in Ecological Economics in 2007 both at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the US.
Key research
Energy/Resource/Environmental Economic; Agricutlural Economics; Productivity and Efficiency Analysis; Non-market Valuation; Chinese Economy
Publications
Nguyen, C., Ma, Chunbo, Atakelty, H., Haghighi, M.C. (2016). Factors influencing calculation of capacity value of wind power: a case study of the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM), Renewable Energy
Tang, K., Kragt, M., Hailu, A., Ma, Chunbo(2015). Marginal abatement costs of greenhouse gas emissions: Broadacre farming in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Ma, Chunbo, Atakelty, H. (2015). The Marginal Abatement Cost of Carbon Emissions in China, The Energy Journal
Ma, Chunbo, Polyakov, M., and Pandit, R. (2015). Capitalization of Residential Solar Photovoltaic Systems in Western Australia, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Ma, Chunbo, Rogers, A.A., Kragt, M.E., Zhang, F., Polyakov, M., Gibson, F., Chalak, M., Pandit, R. and Tapsuwan, S. (2015). Consumers' Willingness to Pay for Renewable Energy: A Meta-Regression Analysis, Resource and Energy Economics 42: 93-109
Ma, Chunbo and Zhao, X.L. (2015). China's Electricity Market Restructuring and Technology Mandates: Plant-level Evidence for Changing Operational Efficiency, Energy Economics 47: 227-237
Hawkins, J., Ma, Chunbo, Schilizzi, S. and Zhang, F. (2015). Promises and pitfalls in environmentally extended input-output analysis for China: a survey of the literature, Energy Economics 48: 81-88
Zhang, F., Wang, X.H., Nunes, P.A.L.D. and Ma, Chunbo (2015). The Recreational Value of Gold Coast Beaches, Australia: An Application of the Travel Cost Method, Ecosystem Services 11: 106-114
Ma, C. (2014), A Multi-Fuel, Multi-Sector and Multi-Region Approach to Index Decomposition: An Application to China's Energy Consumption 1995-2010, Energy Economics 42: 9-16.
Zhang, F., X.H. Wang, P.A.L.D. Nunes, C. Ma (2014), The Recreational Value of Gold Coast Beaches, Australia: An Application of the Travel Cost Method, Ecosystem Services (forthcoming)
Zhao, X.L., C. Ma (2013), Deregulation, Vertical Unbundling and the Performance of China's Large Coal-Fired Power Plants, Energy Economics 40:474-483.
Zhao, X.L., Q. Ma and C. Ma (2013), An Empirical Analysis of the Impacts of China’s Electricity Sector Reform on the Operational Efficiency of Coal-Fired Power Plants. China Soft Science 266(2): 184-192
Schoolman, E. and C. Ma (2012), Migration, Class and Environmental Inequality: Exposure to Pollution in China's Jiangsu Province, Ecological Economics 75: 140-151
Zhao, X.L., N. Li and C. Ma (2012), Residential Energy Consumption in Urban China, Energy Policy 41:644-653
Ma, C. and E. Schoolman (2010), Who bears the environmental burden in China? – an analysis of the distribution of industrial pollution sources. Ecological Economics 69(9): 1869-76
Zhao, X.L., C. Ma and D.Y. Hong (2010), Why did China’s energy intensity increase during 1998-2006: decomposition and policy analysis, Energy Policy 38(3): 1379-88
Ma, C. (2010), Account for sector heterogeneity in China’s energy consumption: sector price indices vs. GDP deflator, Energy Economics 32(1): 24-29
Yin, H.T. and C. Ma (2009), International integration: hope for a greener China? International Marketing Review 26(3): 348-367
Ma, C. and L.N. He (2008), From state monopoly to renewable portfolio: restricting China’s electric utility, Energy Policy 36(5): 1577-1820
Ma, C. and D. I. Stern (2008), Biomass and China’s carbon emissions: a missing piece of carbon decomposition, Energy Policy 36(7): 2517-2526
Ma, C. and D. I. Stern (2008), China’s changing energy intensity trend: a decomposition analysis, Energy Economics 30(3): 1037-1053
Ma, C. and D. I. Stern (2006), Environmental and ecological economics: a citation analysis, Ecological Economics 58(3): 491-506
R. Costanza, D.I. Stern, B.P. Fisher, L.N. He and C. Ma (2004), Influential publications in ecological economics: a citation analysis, Ecological Economics 50(3-4): 261-292
Funding received
Ministry of Education of the PRC Key Grant, Studies of urban and rural land market in China, (Leading CI: Anlu Zhang; co-CI: Michael Burton and Ben White), RMB 800,000, 2014.
NSFC General Program Grant (NSFC 71373078), Non-market valuation of environmental externalities in power generation sector and policy models of promoting energy saving and emission mitigation, Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (Leading CI: X.L. Zhao, North China Electric Power University), RMB 570, 000, 2013.
Research Collaboration Award, University of Western Australia, Modelling Productivity Performance of China’s Coal-Fired Power Generation, (with North China Electric Power University), $A 10, 000, 2013.
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Australian Reseach Council, Social Learning:The Diffusion of Residential Rooftop Photovoltaic Panels in Australia, A$372,000(2013-2015)
ECR Fellowship Support Grant, University of Western Australia, Solar Panel Diffusion in Australia, A$30,000(2013-2015)
Discovery Project (DP120101088), Australian Research Council, Energy Transitions: Past, Present and Future, David I. Stern, ANU; Chunbo Ma, UWA; Jack Pezzey, ANU and Astrid Kander, Lund U., $A240,000 (2012-2014).
Research Development Award, University of Western Australia, The Diffusion of Household Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems in Western Australia, Chunbo Ma and Michael Burton, AU$9,300 (2011)
Research Development Award, University of Western Australia, Preferences and Willingness-to-pay for Green Power in Western Australia, Chunbo Ma and Michael Burton, AU$20,700 (2010)
Research Collaboration Award, University of Western Australia, Who lives on the wrong side of the environmental track? – modeling the distribution of industrial pollution exposure among communities in China, Chunbo Ma, UWA and Qingyu Zhang, Zhejiang University, AU$5,000 (2009)
Alcoa Foundation Fellowship, University of Michigan, Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) and electric utility reforms in China, US$100,000 (2007-2009)
Center for the Applied Studies of Economics and the Environment (CASEE) Research Award, International Rivers Network, Sustainability of World Bank's energy portfolio and UNEP-DDP Compendium, US$5,000 (2006)
Chauncey Starr Fellowship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, doctoral research on China’s economic growth and energy consumption, US$60,000 (2005-2007)
Research Scholarship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US$30,000 (2003-2005)
Teaching Scholarship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US$12,000 (2002-2003)
Languages
English; Chinese
Memberships
Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE)
International Society of Ecological Economics (ISEE)
Australia and New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics (ANZSEE)
Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES)
Australia Association for Chinese Economic Studies (AACES)
International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)
European Association for Environmental and Resource Economics (EAERE)
Previous positions
Alcoa Foundation Sustainability Research Fellow, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, School of Natural Resource and Environment, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, US, 2007-2009
Research Consultant, International Rivers Network, US, 2006
Research Assistant, Department of Economics, School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US, 2003-2005
Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US, 2002-2003

Teaching
ECON 1120, Environmental Economics (Sem 1)
ECON 1120, Environmental Economics (Sem 2)
ECON 3323, Business and the Environment
ECON 4410, Environmental and Resource Economics
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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