Christian Dippel

Assistant Professor of Economics at Anderson School of Management


Anderson School of Management



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.

“Teaching MBAs, especially in global macroeconomics, where we put a lot of focus on international financial markets, has also allowed me to retain a connection to the world of investment banking and asset management that would otherwise have been hard to maintain,” he says.

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 been tapped to share his expertise on Native American and Caribbean economic development as well as on the link between disaffected working classes and their shift to populist politics. A native of Germany, Dippel was quick to adapt to the Los Angeles lifestyle, surfing and skiing on a regular basis. He has his eye on one day serving on the board of Vail Resorts.



Ph.D. Economics, 2011, University of Toronto

M.A. Economics, 2006, University of Toronto

Diplom Economics, 2005, University of Mannheim

Vordiplom Economics, 2002, Ludwig Maximilian University


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