My research is broadly concentrated in the areas of labor economics and the digital economy with an additional emphasis in household finance and well-being. The bulk of my papers use applied micro-econometric and computer science techniques, but a few also draw on dynamic programming methods. The data in my research often comes from proprietary partnerships with companies, ranging from Gallup to Burning Glass and Emsi to Payscale and Glassdoor, among others. The defining theme in my research is an understanding of how individuals and firms respond to large-scale change, particularly technological and policy change.

Publications

  1. Stuck in the Seventies: Gas Prices and Macroeconomic Expectations
    with Carola Binder, Accepted, Review of Economics and Statistics
  2. Is Recycling Effective?
    Evidence from California between 2004 and 2017, Accepted, Land Economics.
  3. Bronshtein, Gila, and Makridis, Christos.Forthcoming. The Declining Insurance Benefit in the Municipal Bond Market. National Tax Journal.
  4. Makridis, Christos. 2020. Do Right-to-Work Laws Work? Evidence from Individual Well-being and Economic Sentiment, Journal of Law and Economics, 62(2): 713-745.
  5. Choudhury, Prithwiraj, and Khanna, Tarun, and Makridis, Christos. 2020. Do Managers Matter? A Natural Experiment from 42 R&D Labs in India, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 36(1): 47-83.
  6. Makridis, Christos and Dean, Benjamin. 2018. Measuring the Economic Effects of Data Breaches on Firm Outcomes: Challenges and Opportunities, Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 43: 59-83.
  7. Gallipoli, Giovanni and Makridis, Christos. (2018). Structural Transformation and the Rise of Information Technology. Journal of Monetary Economics, 97: 91-110.
  8. Makridis, Christos and Ohlrogge, Michael (2017). Validating RefUSA micro-data with the Longitudinal Employer- Household Dynamics Data. Economics Letters, 152:83-87.