Adam Wright

Adam Wright
Department of Economics
Western Washington University
Assistant Professor

Adam Wright is an Economics Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include peer effects, education and human capital in low-income communities, and job market signaling models.

Adam is currently investigating whether early childhood student-teacher race and ethnicity interactions affect teacher-assessed measures of disruptive behavior and the likelihood of in- or out-of-school suspension in 8th grade, which itself has shown to be predictive of college attendance and completion.

Grants, Awards and Distinctions:

In 2014 Adam received the Sarah D. Barder Fellowship from Johns Hopkins University and was nominated for the Graduated Students Association Excellence in Teaching Award.

In the spring of 2015, Adam was the recipient of the Robert T. Deacon Graduate Fellowship in Economics. 

Broom Graduate Associate

Adam completed his PhD from UCSB June 2016. He has started a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Western Washington University.


A.T. Murray, L. Carvalho, R.L. Church, C. Jones, D. Roberts, J. Xu, K. Zigner and D. Nash. 2021. 
"Coastal vulnerability under extreme weather. "
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy (DOI: 10.1007/s12061-020-09357-0).