Profile PictureDerek Christopher

Economics PhD candidate at the University of California, Irvine

I am an applied microeconomist studying urban and public economics. My research focuses on immigration, housing, and the impacts of public policy on immigrant populations in the United States.

Curriculum Vitae


Working Papers

"Homeownership in the Undocumented Population and the Consequences of Credit Constraints" (Job Market Paper) (Online Appendix)

"Seeking Sanctuary: Housing Undocumented Immigrants" (Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Policy Analysis and Management)


Freedman, M., Owens, E., and Christopher, D. (Forthcoming) "The Geography of Crime and Policing." In A Modern Guide to the Economics of Crime, Eds. P. Buonanno, P. Vanin, and J. Vargas, Edward Elgar

Work in Progress

"Public and Private Health Insurance in Immigrant Populations" (Working Abstract)


Teaching Assistant, Departement of Economics, University of California Irvine

  • Urban Economics II (Spring 2021)
  • Public Economics I (Winter 2021)
  • Applied Econometrics II (Spring 2018)
  • Economics of Accounting Decisions (Fall 2019)
  • Basic Macroeconomics (Summer 2019, Winter 2018)
  • Basic Microeconomics (Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2017)
  • Probability & Statistics II (Summer 2021, Winter 2020, Winter 2019)