UMass Boston

Christian Weller

Public Policy & Public Affairs
Department Chairman
McCormack Hall Floor 03

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

Additional Information

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, Journal of Development Studies, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Aging and Social Policy, and Journal of Economic Issues, among others. His popular writings include pieces in the New York Times, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, and 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 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

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