Stages of Occupational Regulation

Minneapolis, MN

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Please join us for a lecture by Professor Morris M. Kleiner on

Stages of Occupational Regulation

Kleiner book cover

Thursday, November 21, 2013
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. General Mills Room 1-108 Hanson Hall

Occupational regulation in the U.S. labor market is a rapidly growing phenomenon. As of 2008, nearly 40 percent of those working had a license or certification from some form of local, state, or federal government or would have to obtain one in order to keep their job.

Professor Morris M. Kleiner will show what has happened and the policy implications of the dramatic growth of occupational licensing for those in the occupations, closely related occupational practitioners, and ultimately, consumers through the quality and cost of services provided. His lecture will blend detailed institutional knowledge, historical perspective, and economic analysis to present new insights on the costs and benefits of the evolution and impact of occupational licensing in the U.S. economy.

Moderated by Humphrey School Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Human Capital Research Collaborative Art Rolnick.

This event is sponsored by:
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

The University of Minnesota: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute, Carlson School of Management's Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies, and the Department of Political Science. 

Reception and book signing to follow, 4th floor Hanson Hall
Three hardcover books will be raffled off at the end of the lecture 

Book available in paperback, hardbound, ebook, and google book format

Stages of Occupational Regulation was recently featured as the book of the week by the Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources at the University of Toronto and featured in the New York Review of Books

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