Christiadi received his Ph.D. in Economics in 2005 from West Virginia University (WVU). His research interests include urban-regional and labor-demographic economics, with a primary focus on migration. His work has appeared in Journal of Regional Science and Papers in Regional Science.
Christiadi joined the BBER in 2009. As the BBER demographer, Christiadi serves as the BBER and West Virginia representative for the FSCPE (Federal-State Cooperative for Population Estimates) program. He is responsible for the annual production of the West Virginia Population Projections for the state's 55 counties and conducting studies analyzing how West Virginia demographic patterns and trends may affect the state economy as a whole. He is often quoted in the state and local media and occasionally makes presentations around the State. Christiadi is also in charge of the development and maintenance of the BBER demographics website dedicated to providing one-stop access to demographic and socioeconomic data concerning West Virginia and its regions. He has also conducted a variety of economic impact and labor market studies. His recent projects include a supply-demand analysis of West Virginia post-secondary graduates and the economic impact of WVU football. In addition to research, Christiadi taught several courses, including Urban Economics, Economic Development, Microeconomics, Principles of Economics and Online EMBA Macroeconomics.