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Expertise: Private pensions, Social Security, U.S. economy and the labor market, the Federal Reserve, international finance, consumer credit and finance

Christian E. Weller is a Senior Fellow at American Progress and a professor of public policy at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His area of expertise includes retirement income security, macroeconomics, money and banking, and international finance. He is also a research scholar at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Political Economy Research Institute and an institute fellow at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Gerontology Institute. Prior to joining the Center, he was on the research staff at the Economic Policy Institute, where he remains a research associate.

Christian has also worked at the 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 served in the banking sector in Germany, Belgium, and Poland. He is a respected academic with more than 100 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 have been published in The New York Times, USA Today, and The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

He co-authored with E. Wolff the book, Retirement Income: The Crucial Role of Social Security and was a co-editor of Employee Pensions: Policies, Problems and Possibilities with T. Ghilarducci. In 2006, he was awarded the Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association. In 2007, Christian was elected to the board of the Labor and Employment Relations Association, one of the country’s largest associations for professionals in the fields of labor and employment relations.

His work is frequently cited in the press and he is often a guest on national TV and radio programs. Christian holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

By Christian E. Weller
The U.S. economy is in desperate need of a strong dose of fiscal penicillinThe ConversationSeptember 28, 2016
An Infrastructure Plan for AmericaCenter for American ProgressJuly 14, 2016
Fact Sheet: A Plan for Investing in America’s InfrastructureCenter for American ProgressJuly 14, 2016
The Gender Wage Gap and Women’s Retirement Security Go Hand in HandThe Huffington PostApril 11, 2016
Why are so many Americans struggling to save for retirement?The ConversationFebruary 3, 2016
Economic Snapshot: November 2015Center for American ProgressDecember 1, 2015
Laying the Groundwork for More Efficient Retirement Savings IncentivesCenter for American ProgressNovember 18, 2015
Counterpoint: Strengthen Social Security as Key Protection Against Rising Economic RisksInside SourcesNovember 2, 2015
Economic Snapshot: October 2015Center for American ProgressOctober 30, 2015
The Inefficiencies of Existing Retirement Savings IncentivesCenter for American ProgressOctober 30, 2015
Don’t blame yourself; retirement crisis stems from bad policies not bad habitsMarketWatchOctober 29, 2015
Economic Snapshot: September 2015Center for American ProgressSeptember 29, 2015
Economic Snapshot: August 2015Center for American ProgressAugust 31, 2015
Economic Snapshot: July 2015Center for American ProgressJuly 31, 2015
Economic Snapshot: June 2015Center for American ProgressJune 30, 2015
Economic Snapshot: May 2015Center for American ProgressMay 29, 2015
What Data on Older Households Tell Us About Wealth Inequality and Entrepreneurship GrowthCenter for American ProgressMay 27, 2015
April 2015Center for American ProgressApril 29, 2015
March 2015Center for American ProgressMarch 27, 2015
February 2015Center for American ProgressFebruary 25, 2015
The Effect of Rising Inequality on Social SecurityCenter for American ProgressFebruary 10, 2015
January 2015Center for American ProgressJanuary 28, 2015
The Reality of the Retirement CrisisCenter for American ProgressJanuary 26, 2015
December 2014Center for American ProgressDecember 23, 2014
November 2014Center for American ProgressNovember 24, 2014
October 2014Center for American ProgressOctober 27, 2014
September 2014Center for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2014
August 2014Center for American ProgressAugust 26, 2014
A Win-Win for an All-In NationCenter for American ProgressAugust 25, 2014
Keep Calm and Muddle ThroughCenter for American ProgressAugust 6, 2014
Yes, there is a retirement crisisThe HillJuly 31, 2014
July 2014Center for American ProgressJuly 24, 2014
June 2014Center for American ProgressJune 25, 2014
May 2014Center for American ProgressMay 28, 2014
One Size Does Not Fit AllNational JournalMay 8, 2014
April 2014Center for American ProgressApril 21, 2014
March 2014Center for American ProgressMarch 26, 2014
Reading Between the DataCenter for American ProgressMarch 3, 2014
February 2014Center for American ProgressFebruary 27, 2014
January 2014Center for American ProgressJanuary 21, 2014
December 2013Center for American ProgressDecember 19, 2013
November 2013Center for American ProgressNovember 27, 2013
Creating Economic SecurityCenter for American ProgressNovember 21, 2013
Amid Fiscal Uncertainty, Businesses Hit the Pause ButtonCenter for American ProgressNovember 13, 2013
Conservative games in Washington played at the expense of the vulnerabletheGrioNovember 4, 2013
The State of Communities of Color in the U.S. EconomyCenter for American ProgressOctober 29, 2013
October 2013Center for American ProgressOctober 29, 2013
Missing Urgency and Wrong PrioritiesCenter for American ProgressOctober 11, 2013
September 2013Center for American ProgressSeptember 30, 2013
August 2013Center for American ProgressAugust 13, 2013
July 2013Center for American ProgressJuly 24, 2013
The Universal Savings CreditCenter for American ProgressJuly 19, 2013
June 2013Center for American ProgressJune 21, 2013
May 2013Center for American ProgressMay 13, 2013
April 2013Center for American ProgressApril 22, 2013
Making Sure Money Is Available When We Need ItCenter for American ProgressMarch 25, 2013
March 2013Center for American ProgressMarch 22, 2013
The Mixed Bag of 401(k) LoansCenter for American ProgressMarch 19, 2013
February 2013Center for American ProgressFebruary 21, 2013
A Higher Minimum Wage Will Not Hurt U.S. BusinessesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 15, 2013
How the Debt Ceiling Fight Could Derail the Housing RecoveryCenter for American ProgressJanuary 17, 2013
January 2013Center for American ProgressJanuary 15, 2013
December 2012Center for American ProgressDecember 17, 2012
Continuing Our Resilient Economic RecoveryCenter for American ProgressDecember 11, 2012
November 2012Center for American ProgressNovember 26, 2012
Obama’s Economy Is Driving Well, Considering the Hand Brake Is OnChristian Science MonitorNovember 5, 2012
October 2012Center for American ProgressOctober 24, 2012
September 2012Center for American ProgressSeptember 27, 2012
August 2012Center for American ProgressAugust 20, 2012
Middle-Class Economic Security Declines as Wealth Concentration IncreasesCenter for American ProgressAugust 15, 2012
July 2012Center for American ProgressJuly 16, 2012
June 2012Center for American ProgressJune 26, 2012
May 2012Center for American ProgressMay 29, 2012
10 Reasons Why Public Policies Rescued the U.S. EconomyCenter for American ProgressMay 29, 2012
Making Investments Today for a Competitive Economy TomorrowCenter for American ProgressMay 18, 2012
Student Loan Debt Seems to Rise No Matter What the Economy DoesCenter for American ProgressMay 3, 2012
GDP Data Show Policymakers Still Have Work To DoCenter for American ProgressApril 27, 2012
April 2012Center for American ProgressApril 26, 2012
Economic Gap Widens for BlacksThe RootApril 23, 2012
The State of Communities of Color in the U.S. EconomyCenter for American ProgressApril 12, 2012
March 2012Center for American ProgressMarch 29, 2012
House Republicans Assault Social SecurityCenter for American ProgressMarch 20, 2012
February 2012Center for American ProgressFebruary 21, 2012
Making the Right Investments Now Is Key to Future ProductivityCenter for American ProgressFebruary 15, 2012
January 2012Center for American ProgressJanuary 27, 2012
Optimistic Jobs Report Masks Persistent WeaknessesMarketWatchJanuary 6, 2012
Time to Invest in Future CompetitivenessCenter for American ProgressJanuary 3, 2012
Lending a Hand to the Maxed-Out ConsumerCenter for American ProgressDecember 13, 2011
December 2011Center for American ProgressDecember 13, 2011
Working Against Economic HeadwindsCenter for American ProgressDecember 12, 2011
November 2011Center for American ProgressNovember 30, 2011
We Need a Leader at the Consumer Financial Protection BureauCenter for American ProgressNovember 29, 2011
Should the Government Narrow the Income Gap (Part II)?NPRNovember 28, 2011
Unburdening America’s Middle ClassCenter for American ProgressNovember 2, 2011
October 2011Center for American ProgressOctober 31, 2011
Buyer BewareCenter for American ProgressSeptember 30, 2011
September 2011Center for American ProgressSeptember 27, 2011
When Europe’s Sovereign Debt Crisis Hits HomeCenter for American ProgressSeptember 22, 2011
August 2011Center for American ProgressAugust 29, 2011
The State of American Productivity GrowthCenter for American ProgressAugust 18, 2011