Chris Erickson

Chris Erickson studies various aspects of industrial relations in the local, national and world economies.

His research focuses on comparative industrial relations systems, industrial relations and labor market transformation in different regions of the world, wage determination, collective bargaining, innovations in union organizing, and skills development. He is Senior Associate Dean for Global Initiatives, as well as director of the Center for International Business Education and Research and UCLA faculty director of the dual-degree UCLA - National University of Singapore Global Executive MBA. He is also an associate editor at the British Journal of Industrial Relations. He was previously vice chair of the faculty at UCLA Anderson, and has had long associations with the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and the Labor and Employment Relations Association. He has been at UCLA Anderson since 1991, and was previously a faculty member at the Cornell Industrial and Labor Relations School. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and a B.A. from Yale, and is a graduate of John W. North High School in Riverside, California.

Teaching Focus
Negotiations Behavior (Mgmt. 286, 478 & 482)
Managing and Leading Organizations (Mgmt. 409)


Labor Relations, Negotiation, International Comparative Industrial Relations, Public Policy, Collective Bargaining, Wage Determination, Labor Standards, Immigrant Workers, Employer-Provided Training