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Joy Dantong Ma

Associate Director, Think Tank

technology investment artificial intelligence

Joy Dantong Ma is Associate Director of the Think Tank at the Paulson Institute. She leads the think tank’s research product development cycle and execution. In addition to product management, her own research spans international economics and technology policy, specifically covering cross-border investment, international trade, artificial intelligence, and the telecom industry. Her work has appeared in publications ranging from The Washington Post and New York Times to Axios and BBC, and she has spoken at various China-related conferences.

Previously, Ma conducted macroeconomic analysis for consultancies including Moody’s Investors Service and KPMG, as well as researched China’s economic issues for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing. A native of Jilin, Ma received economic training in Beijing and holds an MPA from Columbia University. A native Mandarin speaker, she has also completed professional data science training.