Christophe Combemale's research focuses on the implications of technology choices and process design for skill demand, and on workforce supply chain levers to meet industry skill demand needs. He is interested in how regional and national labor supply may constrain economic productivity and innovation, and solutions that enhance outcomes for workers and firms.
Combemale is an expert contributor on labor and technology issues for an NSF-funded pilot program seeking to develop a National Network for Critical Technology Assessment. The program objective is to develop assessment capabilities for critical technologies for U.S. competitiveness and present insights to U.S. legislators. He also serves as a consultant to the Allegheny County Department of Human Services on workforce development and strategic programs, such as rate-setting for large-scale Medicaid reimbursements for behavioral health services.
In addition, Combemale has a research appointment at the Block Center for Technology and Society at CMU’s Heinz College.