D. Mark Wilson is the Principal at Applied Economic Strategies, LLC, where he provides economic and public policy analyses, and strategic advisory services to business, government, and judicial decision-makers to enable them to clearly examine public policy choices and make fully informed decisions.
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.
Mark’s responsibilities at the Department of Labor included regulatory and legislative policy development and implementation; strategic planning; developing economic analyses for regulatory initiatives; providing general economic analysis; and developing media outreach plans.
His work included the first update of the overtime regulations in almost 50 years, the first update of the FMLA regulations, and the first reform of the union reporting regulations in over 40 years.
Prior to his work at the Department of Labor, Mark was a Research Fellow for seven years at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in workplace policy and tax issues. While at Heritage, Mark published over 50 research papers, testified 12 times before Congress and frequently briefed members of Congress and the Administration.
Prior to Heritage, Mark was a senior economist in Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor where he provided analysis to the Assistant Secretary, the Secretary of Labor, and the White House on a variety of labor market issues.
He has appeared on a number of national radio and television shows to discuss labor policy issues, including, CNN, CNBC, Fox News, and C-SPAN. He has also published numerous op-eds in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Times, and many other major state newspapers.
Mark received a B.A. in economics from Kent State University in December 1979, and continued with Masters Degree studies in economics at George Washington University from 1983 to 1987.
He is a member of the American Economics Association, the National Association for Business Economics, and the National Economists Club.