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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 TimesUSA 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
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Corporate Governance and Workers: Why Today’s Economy Fails Working Families—and What To Do About ItCenter for American ProgressAugust 14, 2019
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Building Middle-Class Wealth Through UnionsCenter for American Progress ActionDecember 1, 2016
The Mixed Bag of 401(k) LoansCenter for American Progress ActionMarch 19, 2013
Continuing Our Resilient Economic RecoveryCenter for American Progress ActionDecember 11, 2012
Romney’s Economic Record in Massachusetts Isn’t What He SaysCenter for American Progress ActionOctober 30, 2012
Progressive Economic Policies Ensured We Are Better off Now than 4 Years AgoCenter for American Progress ActionOctober 9, 2012
Are We Better off Now than in 2008? You Betcha!Center for American Progress ActionSeptember 4, 2012
House Republicans Assault Social SecurityCenter for American Progress ActionMarch 20, 2012
Working Against Economic HeadwindsCenter for American Progress ActionDecember 12, 2011
Here They Go AgainCenter for American Progress ActionApril 5, 2011
Slow Recovery Without Continued Policy InterventionsCenter for American Progress ActionDecember 14, 2010
The GOP’s Anti-Small Business Tax BreakCenter for American Progress ActionSeptember 27, 2010
Leveling the Playing Field: How to Ensure Minorities Share Equitably in the Economic Recovery and BeyondCenter for American Progress ActionSeptember 23, 2009
Lessons from the Financial Crisis for Retirement Security: Building Better Retirement PlansCenter for American Progress ActionOctober 7, 2008
Sensible, Please Meet LudicrousCenter for American Progress ActionAugust 20, 2008
Are You Saving Smartly for Retirement?Center for American Progress ActionJuly 16, 2008
Model Retirement SavingsCenter for American Progress ActionJuly 10, 2008
Strengthening America’s First and Foremost Retirement PlanCenter for American Progress ActionApril 23, 2008
Bush’s ‘Few and Rich Owners’-ship SocietyCenter for American Progress ActionAugust 27, 2004
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