Jennifer Hunt
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY. Professor of Economics. Current research focuses on immigration and wage inequality.

Does Occupational Licensing Represent Excessive Regulation?

April 20, 2017

The Issue:

The American labor market is generally considered lightly regulated compared to European labor markets, yet its share of workers in licensed occupations is similar to the highest shares among European countries. Appropriate regulation of occupations can help protect consumers. But excessive licensing requirements ...
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