- Organization: Eurasia Group
- Department: Asia Practice
- Title: Analyst
Damien Ma is an analyst in the Asia practice at Eurasia Group. He studies and analyzes the intersection between Chinese politics and markets, with a particular focus on energy policies, climate change, commodities, elite politics, industrial policy, U.S.-China trade, and social/Internet policies. Damien also covers Mongolian politics and mining. He provides up-to-date analysis on the impact of political issues on business operations and their implications for investors. Damien serves a range of clients from institutional investors and multinational corporations to the U.S. government.
In addition to his analytical work, Damien writes a regular China column for The Atlantic Monthly's website. He also served as an adjunct instructor at Johns Hopkins SAIS. He has published widely, including in Foreign Affairs, Slate, The New Republic, BusinessWeek, Forbes, and the China Business Review. He has also appeared in a range of U.S. and Chinese print and broadcast media, including the Charlie Rose Show, Bloomberg TV, CNBC Asia, Time, The Wall Street Journal, and Caijing. Damien is currently working on his first co-authored book.
Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Damien was a manager of publications at the U.S.-China Business Council in Washington, DC. He also worked in a public relations firm in Beijing, where he served clients ranging from Ford to Microsoft. He holds an MA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and both BA and BS from Boston University. He earned an advanced international student certificate from People's University in Beijing in 2006. Damien has lived, worked, and studied in Beijing and Shanghai, China, as well as in Oxford, England. Damien speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and some Shanghainese dialect.
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