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Healthcare economics, Political economy of Eastern Europe, Development research in the Republic of Georgia, Microeconomics, Consumer behavior, Decision making, Competition, Strategic marketing, Pharmaceutical pricing, Changes in incomes and prices, Macroeconomics, GDP, Employment, Government spending, Military, Exchange rates

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Adam Pellillo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics


Adam Pellillo, Ph.D. joined the faculty of La Salle University in 2015, previously serving as assistant professor of economics at the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University in Tbilisi, Georgia.


  • Ph.D., Economics, West Virginia University
  • B.A., Economics and Political Science, West Virginia University


Coyne, Christopher J. and Pellillo, Adam, The Art of Seeing Like a State: State-Building in Afghanistan, the Congo, and Beyond (March 27, 2011).

Coyne, Christopher J. and Pellillo, Adam, The Political Economy of War and Peace (January 7, 2011).

Coyne, Christopher J. and Pellillo, Adam, Economic Reconstruction Amidst Conflict: Insights from Afghanistan and Iraq (September 3, 2010). Defense and Peace Economics.

Gurley-Calvez, Tami and Pellillo, Adam and Fitzgerald, Paula and Walsh, Michael, Choice in Public Health Insurance: Evidence from West Virginia Medicaid Redesign (March 1, 2011).

Hoffer, Adam J. and Pellillo, Adam, The Political Economy of Tobacco Control Spending (March 20, 2012). Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 19, No. 18, 2012.