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Christopher Poliquin

Assistant Professor
Department: UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481
Keywords: Brazil

Christopher Poliquin joined the UCLA Anderson faculty in 2018. His main research interests lie at the intersection of technology, organizational design and strategy, including the effect of tech adoption on wages and the determinants of firm hierarchy in startups. Other work, widely picked up in the media, examines the factors that affect gun policy and its impact on violence. In one paper he looked at the effects of handgun waiting periods on gun deaths and in another the impact of mass shootings on gun policy.

His more recent research has explored the question of who benefits ― or benefits most ― from the adoption of technology in the workplace. Using data from Brazilian manufacturing firms, Poliquin found that when firms adopt broadband technology, higher-paid workers benefit the most and pay inequality increases.

Poliquin earned his doctorate in business administration from Harvard Business School. He was also a teaching fellow in the economic analysis of public policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.