Christian E.

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Christian E. Weller

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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.


Caring For A Loved One Hurts Women’s Retirement Prospects In the News

Caring For A Loved One Hurts Women’s Retirement Prospects

Author Christian Weller examines how women in the labor market are more likely to take on unpaid or family caregiving responsibilities and as a result, tend to experience lower earnings, less job stability, and far lower retirement savings.

Christian E. Weller

Racial Wealth Gap Much Smaller Among Union Members In the News

Racial Wealth Gap Much Smaller Among Union Members

Author Christian Weller explains why shrinking the racial wealth gap will require better access to good jobs for communities of color—and widespread unionization is one way to help level the playing field.

Christian E. Weller

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