Adam Wright

Associate Professor


Adam received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2016. His teaching interests include labor economics, econometrics, and microeconomics. His research employs modern quasi-experimental techniques to address leading empirical questions in education economics and education policy, with a focus on underrepresented groups and low-income communities. His recent work examines how teacher-student racial interactions affect teachers’ perceptions of students’ disruptive behavior and whether race-based perceptions can help explain the black-white gap in school disciplinary outcomes. Adam enjoys puzzles, biking, and hiking in his spare time.