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Lieutenant Colonel Adam Ackerman

Assistant Professor of Economics

Department of Economics and Geosciences

Adam D. Ackerman
Contact Information

(719) 333-8712



Lieutenant Colonel Adam D. Ackerman is Director of Research, Office of Labor and Economic Analysis, and Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Geosciences. Both positions are located within the Dean of Faculty, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. The Office of Labor and Economic Analysis is dedicated to providing labor economic analysis and insights to inform both an Air Force and Space Force design that attracts, employs, and retains talented Air and Space professionals in a competitive labor market.

Lieutenant Colonel Ackerman received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy. Prior to this assignment, he served as Chief of Helicopter Operations Division, Twentieth Air Force, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo.


Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Operations Research, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.

Master of Arts, Applied Economics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

Squadron Officer School, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

Air Command and Staff College, Air University, by correspondence

Doctor of Philosophy, Economics, American University, Washington, D.C.

Air War College, Air University, by correspondence

Research and Scholarly Interests

Applied microeconomics



Ackerman, A., (2022). The effect of combat exposure on sexually transmitted diseasesEconomics & Human Biology46, 101142.

Ackerman, A., & Porter, B. (2022). The effect of combat exposure on financial problemsInternational Review of Economics & Finance79, 241-257.

Ackerman, A., Porter, B., & Sullivan, R. (2020). The effect of combat exposure on veteran homelessnessJournal of Housing Economics49, 101711.