Walter Adam Looney portrait
  • Non-Resident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
  • Professor (Clinical), Quantitative Analysis Mkt&Org


  • Adam Looney (2022) Perspectives on Tax Policy Keynote Panel . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/13/2022.
  • Adam Looney (2021) Innovations in Housing Affordability. Presentation, Presented, 11/12/2021.
  • Adam Looney (2021) Reforming Occupational Licensing in Utah. Presentation, Presented, 06/24/2021.
  • Adam Looney (2021) “Funding our nation’s priorities: Reforming the tax code’s advantageous treatment of the wealthy” Testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means' Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures. . Other, Presented, 05/12/2021.
  • Adam Looney (2021) “The student debt burden and its impact on racial justice, borrowers, and the economy.” Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs’ Subcommittee on Economic Policy. . Other, Presented, 04/13/2021.


  • Mu-Jeung Yang & Nathan Seegert, Maclean Gaulin, Brian Orleans, Andrew T. Pavia, Kristina Stratford, Matthew Samore, and Stephen C Alder (2022). What is the Active Prevalence of COVID-19. The Review of Economics and Statistics. Discipline based - refereed, Accepted, 09/21/2022.
  • Adam Looney (2022). Student loan forgiveness is regressive whether measured by income, education, or wealth. The Brookings Institution. Published, 01/14/2022.
  • Damon Toth & Alexander B. Beams, Lindsay T. Keegan, Yue Zhang, Tom Greene, Brian Orleans, Nathan Seegert, Stephen C. Alder, Matthew H. Samore (2021). “High variability in transmission of SARS-CoV-2 within households and implications for control.” . PLOS ONE. Vol. 16. Discipline based - refereed, Published, 11/10/2021.
  • Matthew Samore & A. Looney, B. Orleans, T. Greene, N. Seegert, J.C. Delgago, A. Presson, C. Zhang, J. Ying, Y. Zhang, J. Shen, P. Slev, M. Gaulin, M.-J. Yang, A.T. Pavia, S.C. Alder (2021). “Probability-Based Estimates of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Seroprevalence and Detection Fraction, Utah, United States.” . Emerging Infectious Diseases. Vol. Volume 27, Number 11. Discipline based - refereed, Published, 11/01/2021.
  • Nathan Born (2021). HOW MUCH DO BENEFIT TAXEXEMPT FROM TAX EXEMPTION. The Tax Policy Center. Discipline based - other, Published, 07/01/2021.
  • Adam Looney & Constantine Yannelis (2021). The Consequences of Student Loan Credit Expansions: Evidence from Three Decades of Default Cycles.” . Journal of Financial Economics. Vol. Volume 143, Issue 2, 771-793. Discipline based - refereed, Published, 06/24/2021.
  • Adam Looney (2021). Biden is right: A lot of students at elite schools have student debt. The Brookings Institution. Published, 03/03/2021.
  • Adam Looney (2021). Putting student loan forgiveness in perspective: How costly is it and who benefits?. The Brookings Institution. Published, 02/12/2021.
  • Adam Looney & with Jeff Larrimore and David Splinter. Edited by Melissa S. Kearney and Amy Ganz. (2020). "Middle-Class Redistribution: Tax and Transfer Policy for Most Americans". Vol. Securing Our Economic Future., The Aspen Institute. Published, 12/10/2020.
  • Adam Looney & Constantine Yannelis (2020). How To Fix Federal Student Loan Programs. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 39, 540-547. Discipline based - refereed, Published, 01/2020.
  • Adam Looney & Constantine Yannelis (2019). How Useful Are Default Rates? Borrowers with Large Balances and Student Loan Repayment. Economics of Education Review. Vol. 71, 135-145. Discipline based - refereed, Published, 01/08/2019.