Christian Moser *16, ECO

Assistant Professor and Senior Economist

I received my Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2016. Since then, I have been an Assistant Professor of Business within the Economics Division at Columbia Business School. More recently, to get some policy experience and also to apply my skills outside of academia, I took up a concurrent position as a Senior Economist within the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. My research focuses on labor markets and, specifically, earnings inequality from a macroeconomic perspective. For example, I currently study how monetary policy affects the distribution of income, and what are the effects of the minimum wage on pay, employment, and the overall efficiency of the economy. My teaching has been mostly at the Master's level as I have taught introductory macroeconomics to MBA students at Columbia Business School.

"I am a proud Princeton Graduate Alum and look forward to connecting more again with Princeton. The mentorship that I received and the bonds that I have formed while completing my Ph.D. at Princeton's Department of Economics have been unparalleled. They have formed the bedrock for all my endeavors---professional and private---since I graduated.

What advice do you have for current graduate students regarding their professional development?

"Work on a topic that you are passionate about---one that you know finding the answer to will be of interest not just to yourself but to a broader community."

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