D. Mark Anderson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics & Economics at Montana State University. He received his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Washington in 2011.

Dr. Anderson is an applied microeconomist with research interests in education, health, crime, and risky behavior. His research has appeared in journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Health Economics, and Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

Currently, Dr. Anderson is studying the effects of occupational licensing on consumer welfare, technological innovation and health at the turn of the 20th century, and the relationship between child access gun laws and youth gun carrying in the United States.

Mark joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in July 2016.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 6112
published in: Journal of Law and Economics, 2013, 56 (2), 333-369

To date, 16 states have passed medical marijuana laws, yet very little is known about their effects. Using state-level data, we examine the relationship between medical marijuana laws and a variety of outcomes. Legalization of medical marijuana is associated with increased use of marijuana among adults, but not among minors....