Christopher Taber

Position title: Professor, Economics


Phone: (608) 263-7791

6446 Sewell Social Sciences

Department of Economics
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Curriculum Vitae


Most of my research has been devoted towards understanding the determinants of wages and wage inequality. This includes changes over time in the wage distribution, wage dynamics across the lifecycle, and pre-labor market investment in human capital (education). This research agenda overlaps substantially with the research area on the Demography of Inequality within the Center for Demography and Ecology. I teach courses in Applied Econometrics, a core part of the methods training for trainees in the Economics department.

CDE research theme area affiliations

Demography of Inequality

Selected Publications

Zhou, Huanxue, Christopher Taber, Steve Arcona, and Yunfeng Li. “Difference-in-Differences Method in Comparative Effectiveness Research: Utility with Unbalanced Groups.” Applied Health Economics and Health Policy 14, no. 4 (2016): 419-29. PubMed Central ID 4937082.