Scott J. Adams

Department Chair, Professor
 (414) 229-4812
 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.