Sam Addy Director and Research Economist
Center for Business and Economic Research

Associate Dean for Research and Outreach
Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration

Office: 149 Bidgood, 205-348-6191

Dr. Sam Addy joined the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) in 1998 and assumed the position of Director in 2007. In this role, he regularly speaks to groups and organizations on topics including the Alabama economy, economic policy, economic development, and workforce development. Dr. Addy works with CBER’s economic research program and has directed and conducted economic impact studies for numerous public and private clients across the state. Other areas of emphasis include assessment and analysis of Alabama’s workforce; fiscal policy; socioeconomic analysis for transportation and other development projects; and environmental and climate change issues. Sam has published in academic journals and is often quoted in local, regional, national, and international media.

Sam is a native of the West African country of Ghana, where he obtained a B.Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology. He holds an M.S. in Mineral Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Mineral Economics from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Addy worked briefly with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s program in arms control, disarmament, and international security (ACDIS) before joining The University of Alabama. He obtained his U.S. citizenship in 2007 and is married with three children.