Chris Mills

Wilson Family LEO Assistant Professor of Economics

Area of Specialization

Labor and public economics

Why LEO?

"I'm thrilled to join LEO because of the rare opportunity to come alongside implementing partners and empower communities in the fight against poverty. It is exciting to be part of such a dynamic team and a truly exceptional environment to mentor and equip talented Notre Dame students. LEO partnerships hold great potential to generate core economic insights regarding scalable policies to promote human capital, improve decision-making, and support children and families during a period of legislative change."


Chris is the Wilson Family LEO Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Notre Dame. He collaborates with nonprofit and government agencies to create research projects that enable them to quantify the difference they make in the lives of their program participants. Chris came to LEO from Princeton University where he completed his Ph.D. in Economics and has been affiliated with the Center for Health and Wellbeing, the Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies, and the Industrial Relations Section. He uses experiments and linked administrative data to improve public and nonprofit service delivery, particularly pertaining to children and families.

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