Scott J. Adams

 Bolton Hall 820



PhD, Michigan State University
BS, University of Scranton

Research Interests

Health Economics, Labor Economics

Current Projects

Behaviors of smokers and drinkers, Worker preferences for employer-provided health insurance, Economics of school shootings

Selected Publications

Abouk, R., & Adams, S. J. (2013). Texting Bans and Fatal Accidents on Roadways: Do They Work? Or Do Drivers Just React to Announcements of Bans? American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 5(2), 179 – 199.
Adams, S. J., Blackburn, M., & Cotti, C. (2012, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Minimum Wages and Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities among Teens. Review of Economics and Statistics, 94(3), 828-840.
Adams, S. J., & Cotti, C. (2008, June). Drunk driving after the passage of smoking bans in bars. Journal of Public Econonomics, 92(5-6), 1288-1305.
Adams, S. J. (2007). Health insurance market reform and employee compensation: The case of pure community rating in New York. Journal of Public Economics, 91(5-6), 1119-1133.
Harris, D. N., & Adams, S. J. (2007). Understanding the level and causes of teacher turnover: A comparison with other professions. Economics of Education Review, 26(3), 177-202.
Adams, S. J., & Neumark, D. (2005). The effects of living wage laws: Evidence from failed and derailed living wage campaigns. Journal of Urban Economics, 58(2), 177-202.
Adams, S. J. (2004). Age discrimination legislation and the employment of older workers. Labour Economics, 11(2), 219-241.
Neumark, D., & Adams, S. J. (2003). Do Living Wage Ordinances Reduce Urban Poverty? The Journal of Human Resources, 38(3), 490-521.