Christian Imboden, Ph.D.


Christian Imboden, Ph.D.

  • Position: Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-4797
  • Email:
  • Address: 340 Maurer Center

My primary interests in economics are public finance and labor economics.  I got my PhD from the University of Oregon, my master's degrees from Oregon, SUNY Albany, and NYU, as well as my BFA from the University of Michigan.  Prior to economics, I pursued careers in music and accounting.  I just completed a 3-year stint as a visiting assistant professor at Georgia State University.  I am an avid guitarist and composer.  I play guitar in a variety of styles including classical, folk, jazz, and rock. I also play other fretted stringed instruments such as banjo, bass guitar, ukulele, and mandolin, as well the piano. I compose a lot of pieces for solo guitar, as well as chamber music, choral music and the occasional musical. 


PhD, University of Oregon, 2019, Economics

  • Dissertation: Essays in Public Finance
  • Fields: Public Economics, Labor Economics
  • Advisors/dissertation committee co-chairs: Caroline Weber, Van Kolpin

MS, University of Oregon, 2015, Economics

MS, University at Albany School of Business (SUNY), 2004, Accounting

MFA, New York University, 2002, Musical Theatre Writing

BFA, University of Michigan, 2000, Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation

  • Concentration: Guitar

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, 2019–
Georgia State University, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

Instructor of Record (as graduate employee), 2016–2019
University of Oregon, Department of Economics

  • Public Finance (especially taxation)
  • Labor Economics
  • Pedagogy of Economics

Updated: 05/22/2023 11:50AM