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Thomas Sewall Adams (December 29, 1873 – Feb 8, 1933) was a united states economist, and educator, Professor of Political Economy at Yale College and consultant towards the U.S. Treasury Department.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Adams finished Baltimore City College in 1893 and subsequently signed up for Johns Hopkins College, where he received his BA in 1896 and the Ph.D in 1899. In 1899, Adams was hired assistant towards the Treasurer of Puerto Rico. He offered for the reason that convenience of twelve months, before joining the school of College of Wisconsin-Madison being an affiliate professor of political economy in 1901. He was elevated to some full professor in 1908.

Between 1911 and 1915, Adams offered around the Wisconsin tax commissioner and drafted a lot of that state’s tax laws and regulations. In 1916, he was hired towards the faculty of Yale College, where he offered like a professor until his dying in 1933. A fiscal advisor towards the U. S. Treasury (1917-1933), he’s credited with a lot of the taxation policy from the The First World War and publish-war period. He was president from the National Tax Association (1922-1923), American Economic Association (1927), and person in the fiscal committee, League of Nations (1929-1933).

Adams authored many books on financial aspects and taxation policy, including