Adam Smith

Associate Professor

JWU Faculty Since 2011

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About Adam

Adam C. Smith is an associate professor of economics and director of the Center for Free Market Studies at Johnson & Wales University. He has published peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, the European Journal of Political Economy, Social Choice & Welfare and Public Choice, as well as popular pieces in Forbes, US News & World Report, Charlotte Business Journal and Regulation magazine. Smith is also a visiting scholar with the Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University, and co-author with Bruce Yandle of Bootleggers and Baptists: How Economic Forces and Moral Persuasion Interact to Shape Regulatory Politics (Cato Press, 2014).


  • M.A., Ph.D., George Mason University
  • B.A., Winthrop University

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  • ECON1001 Macroeconomics
  • ECON1002 Microeconomics
  • ECON2010 World Economic Georgraphy
  • ILS4330 Economic Explorations