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D. Mark Wilson

Chief Economist

Mark Wilson is Chief Economist of the American Health Policy Institute and also serves as Vice President, Health and Employment Policy for the HR Policy Association in Washington, D.C. As Chief Economist for the Institute he has written or co-authored a number of studies focusing on the impact the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has on employer-provided health care benefits. His work also includes legislative and regulatory policy analysis of the ACA and various health care related bills and regulations.

Mr. Wilson has over 30 years of public policy experience including serving seven years as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment Standards Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor for President George W. Bush, where he oversaw and administered the Wage and Hour Division, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and the Office of Labor-Management Standards. He was also a Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation from 1995 to 2002, where he published or co-authored over 50 research papers, testified 12 times before Congress, and frequently briefed members of Congress and the Administration. Prior to his work at Heritage, Mr. Wilson served as senior economist in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor where he served on President Clinton’s health care task force.

Mr. Wilson has a B.A. in economics, with a double minor in finance and statistics, from Kent State University, and masters degree studies in economics at George Washington University. He is a member of the American Economic Association and National Association for Business Economics.