Adam Smith

Instructor in Economics, Johnson & Wales University
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Areas of Expertise

Experimental Economics and Public Choice

Adam Smith is an Assistant Professor in Economics at Johnson and Wales University and specializes in experimental economics and public choice. His work involves experimental applications of questions in political economy, the economics of decision-making when no external enforcement is readily available, and the recent economic crisis of 2008-2010 with a focus on the development of the Troubled Assets Relief Program.  

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Current Research

Behavior, Paternalism, and Policy: Evaluating Consumer Financial ProtectionMercatus Center, Adam C. Smith and Todd Zywicki, March 11, 2014. 

How Obamacare fears add to NC Employment, Op-Ed:, Adam Smith, August 14, 2013.

The Gush of Subsidies and the College Wonderfall, Op-Ed:, Adam Smith, December 12, 2013. 

Meer and Smith: The economic and political mischief of minimum wage laws, Op-Ed: The Washington Times, Jonathan Meer and Adam C. Smith, January 31, 2014.



Forbes, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: A Toxic Workplace Begets Toxic Policies For Consumers, by Adam Smith and Todd Zywicki, April 6, 2014

Regulation magazine, Public Choice, and Social Choice & Welfare.  Currently, he is writing a book with Bruce Yandle on the theory of Bootleggers & Baptists, to be published by the CATO Institute.

(Mis)Applications of Behavioral Economics to Regulation: The Importance of Public Choice Architure, by Adam C. Smith, August 2011