Mark Adams is the director of regulatory reform at the Illinois Policy Institute. He is working to find solutions to legal, economic and regulatory problems in Illinois with a focus on identifying alternative approaches to policies that disproportionately affect opportunities for low-income, working families.
Before joining the Institute, Adams was a research fellow with the Mercatus Center in Arlington, VA, where he worked on federal regulatory and economic issues. He also taught economics and statistics at Western Carolina University in North Carolina.
He earned a doctorate and a master’s degree in economics from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Liverpool.
Adams is originally from a village near Nottingham, England, and grew up in the British city of Manchester.