Adam Smith earned his Ph.D. from George Mason University, where he specialized in experimental economics and political economy. His academic work involves experimental applications in political economy, regulation involving behavioral economics, the economics of decision-making when no external enforcement is readily available, and the recent economic crisis of 2008-2010 with a focus on the development of the Troubled Assets Relief Program. Smith is also a visiting scholar with the Rgulatory Studies Center at George Washington University. He is published in Regulation magazine, and the peer-reviewed journals Public Choice and Social Choice & Welfare. Smith joined the faculty of Johnson & Wales University in the fall of 2010.