Congratulations to SMEA Postdoctoral Scholar Adam Hayes for receiving the 2020 Best Dissertation Honorable Mention from the Public Management Research Association. Hayes’s dissertation, entitled Four Essays on Decentralized Markets in Management and Policy, empirically examines the information brokers in creating and facilitating markets to achieve policy goals. Dr. Hayes examines municipal bond markets and fishing quota markets to analyze these dynamics. His findings suggest that networked behaviors influence market efficiencies, with practical implications that include lower costs for governments. His dissertation committee was comprised of Evans School Professors David F. Layton, Justin Marlowe, C. Leigh Anderson and SMEA Affiliate faculty member Alan C. Haynie.
Dr. Hayes is currently working on research with SMEA Professor Sunny Jardine.