Deregulation

How Do Occupational Licensing Rules Affect the Health Care Sector?

By , and ·October 9, 2018
Emory University and The Hamilton Project, Brookings Institution

The Issue:

Health care professionals work within the boundaries of state licensing rules which vary from one state to another, often restrict what nurses and other non-physician health care workers can do, and determine to what extent they must be supervised by physicians. These rules have to strike a balance between ...
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The Jones Act and the Cost of Shipping Between U.S. Ports

By and ·October 19, 2017
Brandeis University and Harvard University

The Issue:

The efforts to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria, which made landfall on the island on September 20, 2017, have brought attention to a previously little-known piece of legislation, the Jones Act. This act prevents foreign-owned or operated vessels from shipping between ports in the United ...
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Does Occupational Licensing Represent Excessive Regulation?

By ·April 20, 2017
Rutgers University

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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Rules, Regulations, and Social Benefits

By ·March 8, 2017
University of Texas, Austin

The Issue:

Over 90 regulations have been delayed, suspended or reversed by federal agencies and the Republican-controlled Congress since President Trump took office. The new administration has undertaken to undo many of the rules and regulations put in place under the Obama administration. And, if the direction of ...
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