Assistant Professor of Economics
Christian Dippel’s research interests fall in the intersection of political economy and international trade, often with application to economic history. His main research interests are drawn to political economy questions. He studies the nexus of globalization and business through the lens of government actions and the changing socio-political organization of societies.
Civil War officers with working-class backgrounds held units together best
Can’t sell it, can’t borrow against it, can’t develop it
They do, but only when facing a competitive election contest
Sixty years of data suggest retirement obligations rise after Democrats scrape into office
Caribbean plantation owners, faced with slavery’s end, enacted legal barriers to employment elsewhere
Researchers take on the difficult job of isolating for-profit prisons from a host of other factors
Using voting records from a unique transition in the 19th-century Caribbean, Christian Dippel examines the embrace of self-interest by new legislators
Leaders of a failed 1848 revolt are followed to towns across the U.S.