Adam Millsap

Adam Millsap

Research Fellow
Mercatus Center

Adam Millsap is a Research Fellow for the State and Local Policy Project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

He conducts research on urban development and growth, population trends, labor markets, and federal and local urban public policy. His academic research has been published in journals such as Papers in Regional Science and his popular writing has appeared in national outlets such as USA Today, US News and World Report and Real Clear Policy, as well as regional outlets such as the Detroit Free Press, Las Vegas Sun, Cincinnati Enquirer, and Orange County Register.

He is also a Forbes contributor and blogs at Mercatus’ Neighborhood Effects.

In addition to his research and writing he has taught courses in economics at the undergraduate and graduate level at Clemson University and George Mason University.

He earned his master’s and PhD in economics from Clemson University and a BS in economics and a BA in comparative religion from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He was also a Mercatus Center Adam Smith Fellow.

Blog Posts

America changed, and the Rust Belt failed to adapt

On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. His victory in the 2016 election was a surprise to many, and his…