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Chris Briem

Christopher Briem

Urban & Regional Analysis Program
· Regional Economist

3343 Forbes Ave
Room 234
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone:  412-624-3791


Christopher Briem is a regional economist with the program in Urban & Regional Analysis at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR). His work focuses on regional competitiveness, economic and demographic forecasting, and industry analysis in the Pittsburgh region. His undergraduate degree is from Princeton University, and he holds a master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from the School of Public and International Affairs at Columbia University.

Selected Publications

  • The Role of Universities in the Evolution of Technology-Based Economic Development Policies in the United States, with Vijai Singh, in Routledge Handbook of Politics & Technology. Edited by Ulrich Hilpert, Routledge, 2015

  • Metropolitan Area Migration Patterns of the Scientific and Engineering Workforce within the United States, with Vijai Singh.  Chapter 9 of Networking Regionalised Innovative Labour Markets. Edited by Ulrich Hilpert and Helen Lawton Smith, Routledge, 2012

  • Gender Wage Disparity in the Pittsburgh Region, with Sabina Deitrick, American Behavioral Scientist October 2009 vol. 53 no. 2 239-260

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