M.S. in Public Policy and Management, University of Washington, 2016
M.S. in Mineral and Energy Economics, Colorado School of Mines, 2012
B.A. in Economics, Political Science, and International Affairs, University of Colorado, 2007

Adam joined the Evans School in 2014 after spending six years working as a data specialist for a private data services company. During his time in the private sector, he earned a Master of Science in applied economics from the Colorado School of Mines, focused primarily on energy economics and climate change mitigation policy.

At the Evans School, Adam's primary interest has been in the economics of environmental and natural resource management, particularly the application of network and discrete choice econometric techniques to questions of how individuals share environmental information and trade for access to natural resources.

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Environmental Policy and Management
Applied Econometrics
Network Analysis
Game Theory
Dissertation title: 
Decentralized Markets in Policy and Management
Recent Publications: 
  • Katherine M. Crosman, Ann Bostrom, and Adam L. Hayes (in press). “Efficacy Foundations for Risk Communication: How People Think about Reducing the Risks of Climate Change.” early view at Risk Analysis.DOI
  • Ann Bostrom, Adam L. Hayes, and Katherine M. Crosman (2019). “Efficacy, Action and Suppor for Reducing Climate Change Risks.” Risk Analysis 39(4): 805-828.DOI
  • Adam L. Hayes, Eliza C. Heery, Elizabeth Maroon, Anna K. McLaskey, and Christine C. Stawitz (2018). "The Role of Scientific Expertise in Local Adaptation to Projected Sea Level Rise." Environmental Science and Policy 87: 55-63 DOI
  • Adam L. Hayes and Tyler A. Scott (2018). "Multiplex Network Analysis for Complex Governance Systems Using Surveys and Online Behavior." Policy Studies Journal 46(2): 327-353 DOI
Courses taught: 
  • Teaching Assistant for Quantitative Analysis I (PUBPOL 527)
  • Teaching Assistant for Quantitative Analysis II (PUBPOL 528)
Working Papers: 
  • Hayes, A.L. "Connectivity, Financial Advisor Quality, and Choice in the U.S. Municipal Bond Network."
  • Hayes, A.L. "Brokerage and Trade in the Alaska IFQ Fisheries."
  • Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) Staats Emerging Scholar Award (2018)
  • Pi Alpha Alpha Doctoral Student Manuscript Award (2018)
  • National Marine Fisheries Service - Sea Grant joint fellowship in Marine Resource Economics (2017-2019)
  • NSF IGERT Program on Ocean Change (iPOC) traineeship (2014-2016)
Dissertation Committee Members: 
David Layton (chair)
Justin Marlowe
Leigh Anderson
Alan Haynie (National Marine Fisheries Service)
Christopher Adolph (Political Science)
Major Area Paper (MAP) Title: 
Game theory and fisheries management: Review, policy applications, and limitations
Anticipated Graduation Date: 
December 2019