Faculty & Staff
Christian Weller, PhD
- Graduate Program Director, Public Policy PhD Program; Professor, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, McCormack Graduate School
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100 Morrissey Blvd. Office Location: McCormack Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 420
Areas of Expertise
Private Pensions, Social Security, Retirement Income Security , Wealth Inequality and Asset Development, Financial Institutions, International Economic Development
PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Economics
Prior to joining our faculty, Professor Christian Weller was a senior economist at the Center for American Progress, where he remains a senior fellow. He has also worked at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C, Center for European Integration Studies at the University of Bonn in Germany, under the Department of Public Policy of the AFL-CIO in Washington, D.C., and in banking in Germany, Belgium and Poland.
Professor Weller has published more than 100 articles in academic and popular publications. His academic publications have appeared in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the Journal of Development Studies, the Cambridge Journal of Economics, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Aging and Social Policy, and the Journal of Economic Issues, among others. His popular writings include publications in the New York Times, USA Today, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
In 2006, he was awarded the Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). He is also a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. and a research scholar at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
His work is frequently cited in the press and he is often a guest on national TV and radio programs. Professor Weller is often asked to speak to professional audiences, such as pension fund managers and union officers, on a wide array of topics. He has also testified several times before the U.S. Congress, the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, and the Baltimore City Council on retirement issues and middle class economic security.
Teaching in the Public Policy PhD Program:
Economics for Policy Analysis I and II
Political Economy I