Christopher Laincz

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Areas of Expertise

  • Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth
  • Industrial Organization
  • Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

Selected Works


Laincz, Christopher, Optimal R&D Subsidies with Heterogeneous Firms in a Dynamic Setting. Macroeconomic Dynamics (Forthcoming)

Laincz, Christopher, Jobless Recovery: A Time Series Look at the United States. Atlantic Economic Journal 46 (Mar 2018): 3-25.

Laincz, Christopher, R&D Subsidies in a Model of Growth with Dynamic Market Structure. Journal of Evolutionary Economics 19 (Oct 2009): 31.

Laincz, Christopher, Dennis, Benjamin, and Zhu, Lei, Which Exchange Rates Matter for FDI? Evidence for Japan. Southern Economic Journal 75 (Jul 2008): 19.

Laincz, Christopher, Entry and Exit in the Nonprofit Sector. Berkeley Economic & Policy Analysis Electronic Journal 8 (Jul 2008): 42.

Laincz, Christopher, and Peretto, Pietro, Scale Effects in Endogenous Growth Theory: An Error of Aggregation Not Specification. Journal of Economic Growth 11 (Sep 2006): 263-288.

Laincz, Christopher, Market Structure and Endogenous Productivity Growth: How does R&D Policy Affect Market Structure?. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 29 (Jan 2005): 187-223.

Presented Research

Laincz, Christopher, and Rodrigues, Ana, The Impact of Cost-Reducing Spillovers on the Ergodic Distribution of Market Structures, North American Summer Meetings of the Econometric Society: Durham, NC, (Jun 2007):

Laincz, Christopher, Market Structure, Spillovers, and the Stock of Knowledge, Society for Computational Economics: Montreal, Canada, (Jun 2007):

Laincz, Christopher, and Rodrigues, Ana, Simulating Gibrat’s Law with a Dynamic Structural Model, Southern Economic Association: Charleston, SC, (Nov 2006):


BS International Area Studies - Drexel University 1991
MPA Economics and International Develeopment - Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Princeton, NJ USA 1996
PhD Economics - Duke University 2003

Professional Experience

Other -Harvard Institute for International Development Consultant Jakarta, Indonesia ID May 1999 - Jul 1999
Other -U.S. Department of Treasury Research Fellow Washington DC May 2000 - Jul 2000
Other -Private Consultancy Consultant Dutse, Nigeria NG Aug 2000 - Aug 2000


2004 Best Paper Award (Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies)
2004 Excellence in Research Award (LeBow College of Business)
2002-2003 Graduate Conference Travel Fellowship (Duke University)
2002 Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper (Conference of the Society for Computational Economics, Computing In Economics and Finance)
2001-2002 Graduate Conference Travel Fellowship (Duke University)
2000 Award for Outstanding Service (U.S. Department of the Treasury)
1998-2002 James B. Duke Fellowship (Duke University)
1996-1998 Tuition Scholarship and Fellowship Award (Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University)
1991 Alexander Van Rensselaer Award for Service to the Student Body (Drexel University)

College News

LeBow students and faculty were recognized at the end-of-the-year Drexel Graduate Student Day presented by the Graduate College and GSA

Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business has received a $100,000 gift for its PhD program from Margaret T. Clark, PhD, whose late husband, John J. Clark, PhD, created LeBow’s doctoral program in 1981.

Christopher Laincz, Ph.D., associate professor of economics and director of the LeBow Ph.D. program, has spent much of his career researching macroeconomics and economic development. Here, he shares his insights about the federal government shutdown and what Americans can expect October 17 if the debt ceiling isn’t raised.