Christopher Coombs

Christopher Coombs

Instructor and Undergraduate Energy Coordinator and Minor Advisor, Energy Program
Instructor and Undergraduate Energy Coordinator and Advisor, Department of Economics
2309 Business Education Complex South
501 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-5211
Fax: 225-578-3807
Office Hours: By appointment

Biographical Summary

Professor Coombs teaches Principles of Micro- and Macroeconomics. He also serves as coordinator of the Energy Program in the E.J. Ourso College of Business.


  • PhD Economics, LSU, 2005
  • MS Economics, LSU, 2002

Courses Taught

  • ECON 2010 - Principles of Macroeconomics: Study of economy-wide phenomena, including inflation, unemployment, the monetary system, economic growth, international trade and finance.
  • ECON 4720 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory: Price determination, resource allocation and pricing in a market economy.


  • Teaching Interests: Microeconomics
  • Research Interests: Labor, Health, & Energy

Selected Research Publications

  • Coombs, C. and Newman, R.. Employment-at-Will Exceptions, Social Welfare Programs and the Decline of Unions (LSU Working Paper, 2020).
  • Coombs, C., Newman, R. J., Cebula, R. J, and White, M. L (2015). The Bargaining Power of Health Care Unions and Union Wage Premiums for Registered Nurses. Journal of Labor Research, 36(4), 442-61.
  • Coombs, C. K and Cebula, R. J (2011). The Impact of Union Corruption on Union Membership. Industrial Relations, 50(1), 131-48.

Employed by LSU since

August 14, 2000