Conor Norris

Fellow on Entrepreneurship

Conor Norris is a research analyst with the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR) at Saint Francis University. The Knee Center is an academic center led by Dr. Edward Timmons that is dedicated wholly to studying the impact of professional licensing on the economy and entrepreneurship. Conor’s role with CSOR includes authoring and presenting academic research and disseminating the results to policymakers and the general public.

Norris serves as adjunct faculty within the Shield’s School of Business and is an advisor to the Federal Reserve Challenge team. His research has been cited in other scholarly journals, the popular press, and in regulatory comments. Conor has presented his research at numerous economic conferences. Norris has been a policy fellow at Catalyst authoring regular blog posts. He graduated with a MA in Economics from George Mason University in May 2018 and earned a BS in Economics from Saint Francis University.

Together with his colleagues at the Knee Center, Conor will work with Empower Mississippi to review the regulations government professions in Mississippi to provide reform recommendations for increasing entrepreneurship and growing economic opportunity.