Mark Adams

Mark Adams

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.

Recent Articles by Mark Adams

Fixing Illinois’ Outdated Workers’ Comp

The American workplace has changed dramatically since Illinois created its workers’ compensation system in 1911. But the workers’ compensation system, especially in Illinois, has not kept pace. Not only does the current system do a poor job of serving the majority of workers, especially parents and other workers who need flexibility to work hours outside […]

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