Christopher Koopman

Fellow on Regulation & Innovation

Christopher Koopman is the Executive Director at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. He specializes in regulation, competition, and innovation. His research and commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Bloomberg, and NPR. He is also a contributor at The Hill, and was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 2016 for law and policy.

Prior to joining the Center for Growth and Opportunity, Koopman was a senior research fellow and director of the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is currently a Senior Affiliated Scholar with the Mercatus Center and a member of the IT & Emerging Technology Working Group at the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project.

Chris will work with Empower Mississippi to examine the impact of regulation in Mississippi on labor force participation rates and wages, as well as providing valuable research and insights on how technology and innovation can improve education, job opportunities and our justice system.