Christopher Erickson

Professor of Management
Department: UCLA Anderson School of Management
Keywords: Asia, Pacific Rim, Labor, Development, Southeast Asia, Globalization, NGO, Political Economy, Immigration

Department: UCLA Anderson School


Prof. Chris Erickson of the UCLA Anderson School of Management studies various aspects of industrial relations in the local, national and world economies.

His research focuses on comparative industrial relations systems, industrial relations and labor market transformation in different regions of the world, wage determination, collective bargaining, innovations in union organizing, and skills development. He was Senior Associate Vice Provost and Director of the UCLA International Institute from 2013-2021 and has also been associated over the years with the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, the UCLA - National University of Singapore Executive MBA, the UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management, the UCLA Center for International Business Education and Research and the Labor and Employment Relations Association. He has been at UCLA Anderson since 1991, and was previously a faculty member at the Cornell Industrial and Labor Relations School. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and a B.A. from Yale where he was in Trumbull College and is also a graduate of John W. North, University Heights and Highland schools in Riverside, California.

Teaching Focus

Negotiations Behavior (Mgmt. 286, 478 & 482)


International Comparative Industrial Relations, Labor Relations, Negotiation, Public Policy, Collective Bargaining, Wage Determination, Labor Standards, Immigrant Workers, Employer-Provided Training