Christian E. Weller

University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs

Professor

McCormack Graduate School

100 Morrissey Boulevard

Boston, MA 02125

United States

http://blog.umb.edu/christianweller

University of Massachusetts Boston - Gerontology Institute

Institute Fellow

100 Morrissey Boulevard

Boston, MA 02125-3393

United States

Political Economy Research Institute

Research Associate

Amherst, MA

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (21)

1.

Getting it Right: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications from Research on Public-Sector Unionism and Collective Bargaining

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 28 Mar 2011
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, LER, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA)The New School for Social Research, Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - School of Management and Labor Relations, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - School of Labor & Employment Relations, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Labor Program and University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs
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Public Unions, Wages, Health Insurance Benefits, Pension Benefits, Labor relations

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Financial Crises after Financial Liberalization: Exceptional Circumstances or Structural Weakness?

ZEI Working Paper No. B99-15
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Jan 2000
Christian E. Weller
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs
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The Impact of Multinational Banks on Development Finance

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 23 Feb 2000
Christian E. Weller and Mark J. Scher
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs and United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
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Can Progressive Taxation Contribute to Economic Development?

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 10 Nov 2008
Christian E. Weller and Manita Rao
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 351 (109,806)
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progressive taxation, value added taxes, economic development, financial crises

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Prudent Investors: The Asset Allocation of Public Pension Plans

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 10 Nov 2008
Christian E. Weller and Jeffrey B. Wenger
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs and RAND Corporation
Downloads 300 (130,257)
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defined benefit pensions, portfolio allocation, investment policy, moral hazard

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What Does the Literature Tell Us About the Possible Effect of Changing Retirement Benefits on Public Employee Effectiveness?

PERI Working Paper No. 243
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Feb 2012
Christian E. Weller
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Downloads 88 (362,408)

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public employees, pension design, cash balance plans

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What Happens to Defined Contribution Accounts When Labor Markets and Financial Markets Move Together?

The Journal of Aging and Social Policy 21(3):256-276. (July, 2009)
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 03 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2013
Christian E. Weller and Jeffrey B. Wenger
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs and RAND Corporation
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Defined contribution accounts, retirement savings, labor market risks, financial market returns

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Push or Pull: What Explains Growing Entrepreneurship Among Older Households?

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 01 Dec 2015
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, RAND Corporation, University of Massachusetts Boston and University of New Hampshire
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Desperate Vs. Deadbeat: Can We Quantify the Effect of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005?

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2009
Christian E. Weller, Bernard Morzuch and Amanda Logan
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, University of Massachusetts and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 59 (451,133)
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personal bankruptcy, bankruptcy rate, credit card debt, time series analysis

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On Uneven Ground: How Corporate Governance Prioritizes Short-Term Speculative Investments, Impedes Productive Investments, and Jeopardizes Productivity Growth

PERI Working Paper No. 245
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 Apr 2011
Christian E. Weller and Luke Reidenbach
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Business investment, corporate governance, short-term speculation, long-term

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Public Policy Options to Build Wealth for America's Middle Class

PERI Working Paper No. 210
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 04 Apr 2011
Christian E. Weller and Amy Helburn
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 55 (466,121)

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Household wealth, public policy, savings incentives, market transparency, market competition

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Credit Access, the Costs of Credit, and Credit Market Discrimination

PERI Working Paper No. 171
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 18 Jul 2008
Christian E. Weller
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Downloads 54 (469,947)
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Household credit, bank credit, loan denials, discrimination, debt payments, interest rates

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Financial Stress and Asymmetric Financial Decisions

PERI Working Paper No. 243
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 15 Feb 2012
Christian E. Weller and Amy Helburn
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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financial decisions, financial stress, personal investing

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Easy Money or Hard Times? Health and 401(k) Loans

Contemporary Economic Policy 30(1):29-42. (January 2012), PERI Working Paper No. 231
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 04 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2013
Christian E. Weller and Jeffrey B. Wenger
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs and RAND Corporation
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Defined contribution retirement savings plans, pension debt, health insurance coverage, health status

Easy Money or Hard Times? Health and 401(K) Loans

Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 30, Issue 1, pp. 29-42, 2012
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 06 Jan 2012
Christian E. Weller and Jeffrey B. Wenger
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs and RAND Corporation
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Boon or Bane?: 401(K) Loans and Loan Provisions

Forthcoming, Research on Aging
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 10 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2013
Jeffrey B. Wenger and Christian E. Weller
RAND Corporation and University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Downloads 31 (578,297)

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defined contribution, retirement savings, 401(k) loans

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Unburdening America’s Middle Class

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 Feb 2012
Christian E. Weller
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs
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household leverage, mortgage refinancing, mortgage foreclosures, income growth

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Did Retirees Save Enough to Compensate for the Increase in Individual Risk Exposure?

Journal of Aging and Social Policy, Forthcoming, Political Economy Research Institute Working Paper No. 206
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 01 Nov 2009
Christian E. Weller
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs
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Retirement income adequacy, personal saving, financial risks

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Divergent Fortunes: Income Diversification, Rising Older Entrepreneurship and Falling Younger Entrepreneurship

American University School of Public Affairs Research Paper No. 2957784
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 25 Apr 2017
Christian E. Weller and Jeffrey B. Wenger
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs and RAND Corporation
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entrepreneurship, income diversification, economic pressures, liquidity constraints, nonpecuniary rewards

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Financial Security Scorecard: A State-by-State Analysis of Economic Pressures Facing Future Retirees

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 02 Jun 2016
Christian E. Weller, Nari Rhee and Carolyn Arcand
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, University of California, Berkeley - Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and University of New Hampshire
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retirement income, retirement costs, labor market conditions, pension, retirement, savings, social security

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Financial Security for Future Retirees

Number of pages: 104 Posted: 29 Jun 2016
Diane Oakley and Christian E. Weller
National Institute on Retirement Security and University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs
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pension, retirement, retiree, economic need, savings, medicare, medicaid, defined contribution, DC, financial security, scorecard, social security

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International Financial Contagion: Why are Eastern Europe's Banks Not Failing When Everybody Else's are?

Posted: 10 Apr 2001
Christian E. Weller and Bernard Morzuch
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs and University of Massachusetts

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transition, emerging economies, banking crisis, financial liberalization