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Oklahoma State University

CHRISTOPHER DINKEL

CHRISTOPHER DINKEL

Department of Management
Ast Prof

DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT
STILLWATER, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-8637

christopher.dinkel@okstate.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Christopher Dinkel is an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. His research focuses on issues at the intersection of law and politics in the areas of trade secrets, noncompetes, international monetary lending, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Education

  • Ph D, Northwestern University, Political Science, 2022
  • MA, Northwestern University, Political Science, 2018
  • JD, Cornell Law School, 2011
  • BA, Pomona College, Politics, International Relations (double major), 2007

Publications

  • Christopher Dinkel. (2011). "Note, Welfare Family Caps and the Zero-Grant Situation". Cornell Law Review. (96), 2, 365-396.

Presentations

  • Judicial Decision-Making in Trade Secret Cases: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
    Huber Hurst Seminar
    University of Miami Herbert Business School; University of Florida Warrington College of Business
    Miami, FL - 2023
  • Why Do Countries Increase Trade Secret Protections?
    Conference on Empirical Legal Studies
    University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
    Virtual - 2022
  • IMF Lending Programs and Repression in Autocratic Regimes
    American Political Science Association Annual Meeting
    American Political Science Association
    Virtual - 2021
  • Why Do Countries Increase Trade Secret Protections?
    Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business Conference
    Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business
    Savannah, GA - 2021
  • Are IMF Lending Programs Harmful for Human Rights?
    Political Economy of International Organization Conference
    Political Economy of International Organization
    Vancouver, British Columbia - 2020
  • Are IMF Lending Programs Harmful for Human Rights?
    American Political Science Association Annual Meeting
    American Political Science Association
    Washington, D.C. - 2019
  • How Do IMF Lending Programs Affect Human Rights?
    Midwest Law and Society Retreat
    University of Madison-Wisconsin, Institute for Legal Studies
    Madison, WI - 2018

Academic, Military, and Professional Positions

  • Department of Management, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, 2022
  • Elkind Alterman Harston PC, Attorney, 2015 - 2016
  • Allott Immigration Law Firm, Attorney, 2013 - 2015
  • Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP, Attorney, 2012 - 2013
  • United States Senate, Legal Fellow, 2011 - 2012
  • United States Senate, Legal Intern, 2011 - 2011
  • Federal Trade Commission, Law Clerk, 2010 - 2010
  • East Bay Community Law Center, Law Clerk, 2009 - 2009
  • U.S. Department of State, Fulbright Fellow, 2008 - 2008