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Christian Dippel

Associate Professor, Business, Economics and Public Policy

Donald F. Hunter Professor in International Business

Christian Dippel

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  • Non-market Strategy
  • Global Macro (Trade and Capital Markets)
  • Economic History
  • Indigenous Economic Development
  • Public-Sector Pensions

Research Publications

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Christian is an Associate Professor of Economics at Ivey Business School since 2021, having previously spent ten years at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. He is a Research Associate in Political Economy and Economic History at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a founding co-editor of the Journal of Historical Political Economy, a consultant with the Chicago FED, and a Campbell Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation in the U.S., and by Canada’s SSHRC, and has been published in Econometrica and the American Economic Review, among other outlets. Christian is an expert on non-market strategy, governance, and indigenous economic development.


  • PhD, University of Toronto
  • MA, University of Toronto
  • Diplom, Mannheim University, Germany

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Dippel, C.; Poyker, M., 2023, "Do Private Prisons Affect Criminal Sentencing?", The Journal of Law and Economics, August 66(3): 511 - 534.
  • Dippel, C.; Frye, D.; Leonard, B., (Forthcoming), "Bureaucratic discretion in policy implementation: evidence from the Allotment Era", Public Choice
  • Dippel, C., 2022, "Political Parties Do Matter in U.S. Cities ... For Their Unfunded Pensions", American Economic Journal-Economic Policy, August 14(3): 1 - 23.
  • Dippel, C.; Gold, R.; Heblich, S.; Pinto, R., 2022, "The Effect of Trade on Workers and Voters", The Economic Journal, January 132(641): 199 - 217.
  • Dippel, C.; Poyker, M., 2021, "Rules versus norms: How formal and informal institutions shape judicial sentencing cycles", Journal of Comparative Economics, September 49(3): 645 - 659.
  • Dippel, C.; Leonard, B., 2021, "Not-so-Natural Experiments in History", Journal of Historical Political Economy, June 1(1): 1 - 30.
  • Dippel, C.; Feir, D.; Leonard, B.; Roark, M., 2021, "Secured Transactions Laws and Economic Development on American Indian Reservations", AEA Papers and Proceedings, May 111: 248 - 252.
  • Dippel, C.; Heblich, S., 2021, "Leadership in Social Movements: Evidence from the “Forty-Eighters” in the Civil War", American Economic Review, February 111(2): 472 - 505.
  • Carvalho, J-P.; Dippel, C., 2020, "Elite Identity and Political Accountability: A Tale of Ten Islands", The Economic Journal, October 130(631): 1995 - 2029.
  • Dippel, C.; Ferrara, A.; Heblich, S., 2020, "Causal mediation analysis in instrumental-variables regressions", The Stata Journal, September 20(3): 613 - 626.
  • Dippel, C.; Greif, A.; Trefler, D., 2020, "Outside Options, Coercion, and Wages: Removing the Sugar Coating", The Economic Journal, August 130(630): 1678 - 1714.
  • Dippel, C., 2015, "Foreign aid and voting in international organizations: Evidence from the IWC", JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ECONOMICS, December 132: 1 - 12.
  • Dippel, C., 2014, "Forced Coexistence and Economic Development: Evidence From Native American Reservations", ECONOMETRICA, November 82(6): 2131 - 2165.
  • Dippel, C., 2013, "Essays in International Political Economy", JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC HISTORY, June 73(2): 537 - 540.
  • Dippel, C., 2012, "Groseclose and Snyder in finite legislatures", JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL POLITICS, April 24(2): 265 - 273.

For more publications please see our Research Database

Honours & Awards

  • 2023-2025 Social Sciences and Humanities (SSHRC) Grant: The Economic Geography of the Fur Trade
  • 2021 Lone Mountain Fellow, Property and Environment Research Center (PERC)
  • 2020-24 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant: Native American Households during the Assimilation Era
  • 2017-18 Marvin Hoffenberg Fellow, Center for American Politics and Public Policy
  • 2015-17 Social Sciences and Humanities (SSHRC) Grant: Career Dynamics in the British Colonial Empire
  • 2013-14 Hellman Fellow, UC systemwide
  • 2012 Gerschenkron Prize, Economic History Association
  • 2011 Tom Easterbrook Fellow, University of Toronto
  • 2011 Hartle Dissertation Award, Rotman Institute for International Business
  • 2011 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ontario Government
  • 2010 Associates Award, University of Toronto
  • 2010 Albert Berry Prize, Canadian Development Economics Group
  • 2009 Mary Jane Hendrie Memorial Scholarship, University of Toronto

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