PhD candidate Adam Scavette selected as finalist for WRSA Tiebout Prize

March 21, 2022

Bloustein Ph.D. candidate Adam Scavette was recently selected as a finalist for the Charles M. Tiebout Prize in Regional Science, which honors the best graduate student paper at the Western Regional Science Association (WRSA) Conference each year.

As part of the honor, Adam presented the paper “The Labor Market Effects of Place-Based Policies: Evidence from England’s Neighbourhood Renewal Fund,” co-authored with Robert Calvert Jump from the University of Greenwich, at the 2022 WRSA Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on February 18th.

Adam is a Regional Economist at the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank. In his research, he attempts to explore the identity of place through both quantitative analysis and narrative. He pursues research projects on local economic issues and labor economics such as broadband infrastructure, the opioid crisis, and the dynamics of manufacturing employment.

He has a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in economics from the University of Edinburgh, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Villanova University. At the Bloustein School, he is pursuing his dissertation on the topic, ” Essays in Urban and Regional Economics.”

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