Mark Wilson is Vice President and Chief Economist for HR Policy Association in Washington, D.C. In this position he provides research and analysis of the employment impacts and costs of workplace related legislation and regulations. Mark is also the Principal of Applied Economic Strategies, LLC where he provides economic, public policy, and regulatory impact research to business, government, and judicial decision-makers. His recent work has focused on the Affordable Care Act, the Healthy Families Act (paid leave), and various Department of Labor regulations, as well as the analysis of recent labor market and compensation trends.
He has over 25 years of economic policy experience including serving seven years as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment Standards Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor for President Bush. There he oversaw and administered the Wage and Hour Division, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and the Office of Labor-Management Standards. Mr. Wilson was also a Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, and Senior Economist, in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor.
Mr. Wilson has published or co-authored over 80 research papers, testified more than 12 times before Congress, and has frequently briefed members of Congress and the Administration. He has also appeared on a number of national radio and television shows, including, CNN, CNBC, Fox News, and C-SPAN, as well as publishing numerous op-eds in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Times, and various state newspapers.
Mr. Wilson has a B.A. in economics, and minors in finance and statistics from Kent State University, as well as masters degree studies in economics at George Washington University. He is a member of the American Economic Association and the National Association for Business Economics.