Adam Leive


  • 2022 TIAA Paul A. Samuelson Award for outstanding scholarly writing on lifelong financial security
  • Published in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and Journal of Health Economics
  • Faculty affiliate at UC-Berkeley’s Opportunity Lab

Adam Leive is an assistant professor of public policy at UC-Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy. Before joining UC-Berkeley, he was an assistant professor at the University of Virginia's Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. He has also worked at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Leive is an economist who studies consumer behavior in health insurance, retirement saving and other social insurance programs. He has also studied the effects of employment incentives in safety net programs. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and his B.A. from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs.