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: 

Hayes, A. L., Heery, E.C., Maroon, E., McLaskey, A.K.,  & Stawitz, C.C. (2018) The role of scientific expertise in local adaptation to projected sea level rise. Environmental Science and Policy 87: 55-63.

Hayes, A. L., & Scott, T. A. (2018) Multiplex Network Analysis for Complex Governance Systems Using Surveys and Online Behavior. Policy Studies Journal 46(2): 327-353.

Courses taught: 

Teaching Assistant for PUBPOL 527 (Winter 2017)

Teaching Assistant for PUBPOL 528 (Spring 2017)

Working Papers: 

Crosman, K.M., Bostrom, A., & Hayes, A.L. "Efficacy, Action, and Support for Reducing Climate Change Risks." (Invited revise and resubmit at Risk Analysis).

Hayes, A.L. "Networks, Social Capital, and Financial Advisor Choice in the U.S. Municipal Bond Market."

Hayes, A.L. "Estimates of Transaction Costs in the Alaska Halibut Quota Trading Network."


NSF IGERT Program on Ocean Change (iPOC) traineeship (2014-2016)

National Marine Fisheries Service - Sea Grant joint fellowship in Marine Resource Economics (2017-2019)

Dissertation Committee Members: 
David Layton (Chair)
Justin Marlowe
Leigh Anderson
Alan Haynie (National Marine Fisheries Service)
Christopher Adolph (GSR)
Major Area Paper (MAP) Title: 
Game theory and fisheries management: Review, policy applications, and limitations
Anticipated Graduation Date: 
June 2019