Dr. Justin L. Adams


‚ÄčDr. Justin L. Adams is the President and Chief Economist of Encina Advisors. Dr. Adams advises public- and private-sector clients in California across a variety of policy areas, including energy and natural resources, transportation, health, higher education, and regional economic development. During his career, Dr. Adams has worked at Sacramento-based management consulting firms as well as at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica where he spent six years as an Economist. He has held positions in California state government at the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department of Transportation (CalTrans). Dr. Adams received his Ph.D. in Political Economics from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.  He also received his A.M. in Political Science and his A.B. in Economics and Political Science from Stanford. 

Who We Are


Encina Advisors is a Sacramento-area economics consulting firm that specializes in applying cutting-edge analyses to help frame and solve policy, strategy, and operational problems.  We advise California state agencies, local governments, non-profit organizations and initiative coalitions.  We work closely with them to ensure our research helps drive meaningful changes in operations and policies.

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