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GFCB Economics Staff

Christopher Biolsi, PhD, MA
Christopher Biolsi, PhD, MA
- Assistant Professor - Economics
Teaching Area(s)
Applied Time Series
PhD, Economics, University of Houston, 2015
MA, Economics, University of Houston, 2013
BA, Economics, Fordham University, 2004

Dr. Biolsi began his Economics career at the trading desk as a commodity trading adviser for six years while also serving in the U.S. Army Reserve. After receiving his Ph.D., he worked for the White House Office of Management and Budget where he assisted in the preparation of the economic forecast that leads to the President of the United States' budget request.

Recent Publications
“Local Effects of a Military Spending Shock: Evidence from Shipbuilding in the 1930s,” Review of Economic Dynamics, April 2019, Volume 32, pp. 227-248
“County-Level Determinants of Social Distancing (or Lack Thereof) during the COVID-19 Pandemic” (with Golnaz Baradaran Motie), Contemporary Economic Policy, April 2021, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp. 264-279.
“Analyzing State Government Spending: Balanced Budget Rules or Forward-Looking Decisions?” (with H. Youn Kim), International Tax and Public Finance, August 2021, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp. 1035-1079.
“Can Changes in Sentiments Influence Consumer Behavior? Evidence from the Trump-Russia Investigation” (with Alex Lebedinsky), Economic Inquiry, October 2021, Volume 59, Issue 4, pp. 1569-1592.
“Inequality in Public School Spending Across Space and Time” (with Steven G. Craig, Amrita Dhar, and Bent Sørensen), Review of Economic Dynamics, October 2022, Volume 46, pp. 244-279.
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