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Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs, UMass Boston

Prior to joining the University of Massachusetts, Boston 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 publications 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.


  • –present
    Professor, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, McCormack Graduate School , University of Massachusetts Boston