Christos Makridis

Ph.D. Candidate in Labor and Public Economics, Stanford University

I am a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University earning doctorates from the Department of Management Science and Engineering and Department of Economics, specializing in areas of labor and public economics. I graduated form the W. P. Carey School at Arizona State University (Economics & Math), earning the honor of the Spring 2012 Outstanding Graduating Senior for both the Department of Economics and college-wide W. P. Carey School.

The work place is transforming at a rapid pace. Technology is evolving in a way that provides companies and employees alike with new opportunities to cultivate mutual value: performance management systems to aid in the provision of detailed feedback for improvement, software to help employees manage their time at work, and nuanced compensation plans to align incentives and engage employees in new and meaningful ways. These are just a few examples of the types of issues that have inspired me to delve deeply into labor and personnel economics. My research agenda broadly focuses on employee productivity and the effects of different compensation policies on employee performance and behavior. I also have a vein of research in environmental and public economics that quantifies the effects of environmental policies.


  • –present
    Ph.D. Candidate in Macroeconomics and Public Finance, Stanford University