Christian Cox

Assistant Professor of Economics
Christian Cox

McClelland Hall 401V
1130 East Helen Street 
P.O. Box 210108 
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108 

Areas of Expertise

Industrial Organization
Political Economics

Christian Cox joined the Eller College of Management in fall 2023. Prior to joining Eller, he was a postdoctoral associate at Yale University’s Jackson School of Global Affairs in the Leitner Program on Effective Democratic Governance. Christian received his PhD in Economics from Michigan State University in 2021. His general research interests include political economy, public economics, industrial organization, and applied econometrics. 


  • ECON 337 Economics of Politics and Policymaking
  • ECON 453 Data Analytics and Modeling


  • “Lobbying for Government Appropriations”, The RAND Journal of Economics, Volume 54 Issue 3, Fall 2023
  • “Dark Money in Congressional House Elections”, Economics Letters, Volume 216, July 2022
  • “Campaign Contributions by Nonprofit Executives and Government Grants”, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 82 (4) 916-933, 2020


  • PhD in Economics, Michigan State University, 2021