PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2007. Co-Director, Center on Poverty and Social Policy, Columbia University. Senior Research Scientist, Columbia Population Research Center.
Christopher Wimer is the co-director of the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University and a researcher focusing on the measurement of poverty and disadvantage in both local and national contexts, as well as historical trends in poverty and the impacts of social policies on the poverty rate. He is project director of the Columbia Population Research Center's Robin Hood Poverty Tracker, which monitors how New York City residents cope with disadvantage.
Christopher Wimer is co-editor, with Irwin Garfinkel and Sara McLanahan, of Children of the Great Recession, published by the Russell Sage Foundation (2016).
Christopher Wimer is co-editor, with David B. Grusky and Bruce Western, of The Great Recession, published by the Russell Sage Foundation (2011).