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

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SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (23)

1.

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
Downloads 539 (39,858)
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2.

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), Cornell University - School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - School of Management and Labor Relations, 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
Downloads 535 (33,690)

Abstract:

Public Unions, Wages, Health Insurance Benefits, Pension Benefits, Labor relations

3.

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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4.

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 278 (86,429)
Citation 2

Abstract:

defined benefit pensions, portfolio allocation, investment policy, moral hazard

5.

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 233 (97,481)

Abstract:

progressive taxation, value added taxes, economic development, financial crises

6.

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 65 (266,242)

Abstract:

public employees, pension design, cash balance plans

7.

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
Downloads 64 (283,554)

Abstract:

Defined contribution accounts, retirement savings, labor market risks, financial market returns

8.

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 47 (327,794)

Abstract:

personal bankruptcy, bankruptcy rate, credit card debt, time series analysis

9.

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 46 (327,794)

Abstract:

Household credit, bank credit, loan denials, discrimination, debt payments, interest rates

10.

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
Downloads 41 (342,930)

Abstract:

Business investment, corporate governance, short-term speculation, long-term

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
Downloads 32 (394,233)

Abstract:

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
Downloads 2 (558,055)

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12.

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 30 (369,762)

Abstract:

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

13.

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
Downloads 25 (393,141)

Abstract:

financial decisions, financial stress, personal investing

14.

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 24 (415,840)

Abstract:

defined contribution, retirement savings, 401(k) loans

15.

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
Downloads 24 (411,099)

Abstract:

Retirement income adequacy, personal saving, financial risks

16.

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
Downloads 18 (420,755)

Abstract:

household leverage, mortgage refinancing, mortgage foreclosures, income growth

17.

The Finance-Investment Link in a Transition Economy: Evidence for Poland from Panel Data

Comparative Economic Studies, Vol. 43, Issue 1, pp. 31-52, 2001
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 04 Sep 2010
Christian E. Weller
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Downloads 2 (531,350)
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18.

Could Different Retirement Benefits Result in More Effective Teachers?

Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 547-563, 2013
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 10 Sep 2013
Christian E. Weller
University of Massachusetts Boston - Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Downloads 1 (540,249)

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19.

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

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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Abstract:

entrepreneurship, income diversification, economic pressures, liquidity constraints, nonpecuniary rewards

20.

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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Abstract:

pension, retirement, retiree, economic need, savings, medicare, medicaid, defined contribution, DC, financial security, scorecard, social security

21.

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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Abstract:

retirement income, retirement costs, labor market conditions, pension, retirement, savings, social security

22.

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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23.

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

Economics of Transition, Vol. 8, No. 3, November 2000
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

Abstract:

transition, emerging economies, banking crisis, financial liberalization