Adam is a Director and head of the Canberra Office of the economic consulting firm AlphaBeta, now part of Accenture Strategy. He is an economist and non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution, the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University (ANU), and the e61 Institute at Macquarie University. Adam is widely published in leading economics journals and is a columnist for the Canberra Times and a regular contributor to the Australian Financial Review, The Conversation, East Asia Forum, The Monthly, Huffington Post and other Australian and regional publications. In previous roles, Adam was Director of Research at the Asian Bureau of Economic Research and worked as an economic policy advisor to the Shadow Assistant Treasurer of Australia, the Hon. Andrew Leigh MP, and is a former advisor at Prime Minister and Cabinet on the global economy and the G20. He is a former policy advisor at the Cape York Institute and a former mergers and acquisitions analyst at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. He lives in Washington, D.C. in the United States. Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in law, a bachelor’s degree in economics, a master’s degree in international economics and a PhD in macroeconomics.