Department: UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Keywords: Economics, Economic History, Caribbean
Christian Dippel is an assistant professor of economics. With a background in investment banking before graduate school, Dippel began his teaching career with classes in international economics and trade at the University of Toronto, where he earned his Ph.D. in economics. He accepted his first academic position with the Global Economics and Management group at UCLA Anderson in 2011 based on “the unique profile it has among leading business schools’ economics groups.” He currently teaches the core managerial economics course as well as global macroeconomics and topics in political economy.
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, studying the nexus of globalization and business through the lens of government actions, and the changing socio-political organization of societies.” His work has garnered a number of graduate awards, including an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, the Marie Jane Hendrie Memorial Scholarship, the Canadian Economics Association’s Albert Berry Prize, the Tom Easterbrook Fellowship and the Economic History Association’s Gerschenkron Prize.
He has worked on Caribbean economic development, particularly through the lens of labor coercion, and the role of local elites. He also works on Native American economic development, and is involved in efforts to bring this research field together with scholarship from other regions in Latin America and elsewhere into a unified field of “indigenous economic development.”