Christopher Surfield, Ph.D.

Christopher Surfield, Ph.D. is an Associate at Dobson | DaVanzo who joined the company in February 2020. He is experienced in economic analysis, econometrics, and quantitative analysis, with an emphasis on employment regulations, public policies, and worker outcomes. He has significant experience working with various large government datasets and deploying a variety of econometric models to analyze them.

Prior to joining Dobson | DaVanzo, Dr. Surfield was a Professor of Economics at Saginaw Valley State University where he taught courses in Applied Statistics, Economic Principles. Statistical Foundations, and Statistics. While at Saginaw Valley, he received the 1st State Bank’s RUBY (Recognizing the Upward, Bright, and Young) award in 2012 for his contributions to the area. Prior to Saginaw Valley, he was an assistant professor at Lander University where he taught business statistics and microeconomics.

Dr. Surfield earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC). His dissertation focused on alternative work arrangements and the implications they have on worker’s compensation packages and employment outcomes. Earlier he obtained his B.S. degree in Finance and Economics from Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, PA).

Dr. Surfield has presented his research in multiple academic and non-academic settings, as well as having been published in multiple peer-reviewed scholarly journals.

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