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Adam Hoffer

Specialty area(s)

Political Economy, Sports Economics, Behavioral Economics

Current courses at UWL

ECO 110 - Microeconomics and Public Policy
ECO 320 - Sports Economics
ECO 321 - Modern Political Economy


Ph.D. Economics - 2012, West Virginia University
B.A. Economics - 2008, Washington & Jefferson College

Research and publishing


“Rockonomix,” (with Kim Holder, Abdullah Al-Bahrani and Solina Lindahl). Journal of Economic Education, Forthcoming.
“Exercising Willpower: Behavioral Persistence in Student Athletes.” (with Lisa Giddings), Contemporary Economic Policy, Forthcoming.
“Do Monetary Incentives Matter in Classroom Experiments? Effects on Game and Course Performance.” (with Matthew C. Rousu, Jay R. Corrigan, David Harris, Jill Hayter, Scott Houser, Becky A. Lafrancois, Olugbenga Onafowora, and Gregory Colson). Journal of Economic Education. Forthcoming.
“Are Voters Rational on the Margin?: A Spatial Analysis of Voter Turnout in U.S. Presidential Elections” Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice. Forthcoming.
“Did You Say That Voting is Ridiculous?: Using South Park to Teach Public Choice.” (with George Crowley.) Journal of Private Enterprise. Forthcoming.
“A Classroom Game to Teach the Principles of Money and Banking.” Cogent Economics and Finance. Forthcoming
"Special Interest Spillover: The Political Economy of Tobacco Taxation.” Contemporary Economic Policy. 2015.
“Trends in NCAA Athletic Spending Arms Race or Rising Tide?” (with Brad Humphreys, Donald Lacombe, and Jane Ruseki). Journal of Sports Economics. 16 (6): 576-596. 2015.
“The Effects of Revenue Changes on NCAA Athletic Departments' Expenditures.” (with Jared Pincin) Journal of Sport & Social Issues. 2015.
“The Effects of Conference Realignment on NCAA Athletic Departments.” (with Jared Pincin). Applied Economics Letters. 1-15. 2015.
“Fixing Fallacies”. Journal of Private Enterprise. 1:141-147. 2014.
“Sin Taxes and Sindustry: Revenue, Paternalism and Political Interest.” (with William Shughart II, and Michael Thomas). The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy. 19(1): 47-64. 2014.
“Does salary discrimination persist for foreign athletes in the NBA?” (with Ryan Freidel). Applied Economics Letters. 21:1, 1-5. 2014.
“The Political Economy of Tobacco Control Expenditures,” (with Adam Pellillo). Applied Economic Letters. 19:18, 1793-1797. 2012