Christopher Boone

Assistant Professor
206 Crotty Hall



Ph.D., Economics, Columbia University, 2015
M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 2009
B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 2005

Professional Experience: 

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2020-present
Assistant Professor, School of Hotel Administration and SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University, 2015-2020

Research Interests: 

Labor Market Policy
Economic History

Selected Publications: 

“Unemployment Insurance Generosity and Aggregate Employment,” with Arindrajit Dube, Lucas Goodman and Ethan Kaplan.  American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, forthcoming.
“The Effects of Tip Recommendations on Customer Tipping, Satisfaction, Retention, and Spending,” with Damon Alexander and Michael Lynn. Management Science, Articles in Advance, June 2020.
“The Political Economy of Discretionary Spending: Evidence from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” with Arindrajit Dube and Ethan Kaplan, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Spring 2014. 
“Household Water Supply Choice and Time Allocated to Water Collection: Evidence from Madagascar,” with Peter Glick and David E. Sahn, Journal of Development Studies, 47(12), 2011, pp. 1826-50.