Scott Adams

Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Scott Adams is Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an Adjunct Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  His research analyzes public policy in the areas of education, health and labor.  Current projects include the implications of electronic cigarette sales and regulations on conventional cigarette consumption and maternal and child health.  He is also investigating various aspects of school shootings, particularly with an emphasis on how such events may affect the community in which the shootings take place.  Past work has been featured in the Economist, Atlantic, Mother Jones, and the Wall Street Journal.

Scott received his PhD from Michigan State University and was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan.  In 2008-2009, he served as senior economist for education and welfare for the Council of Economic Advisers in both the Bush and Obama Administrations.  Currently, he is a co-editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.

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