Writings on occupational licensing

The Upjohn Institute has published a number of writings on occupational regulation by Morris M. Kleiner who, according to Larry Summers, ". . . is our foremost expert on this important topic." Kleiner's work on this growing labor-market institution broadens our understanding of how various forms of regulation impact the quality and cost of services. We invite you to download full-text or first chapters of the following publications.

The Labor Market Consequences of Regulating Similar Occupations: The Licensing of Occupational and Physical Therapists, Jing Cai and Morris M. Kleiner Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 16-259

Guild-Ridden Labor Markets: The Curious Case of Occupational Licensing, Morris M. Kleiner
Upjohn Press (2015)

Border Battles: The Influence of Occupational Licensing on Interstate Migration, Morris M. Kleiner
Employment Research Newsletter 22(4), 2015

Licensing Occupations: How Time and Regulatory Attainment Matter, Morris M. Kleiner
Employment Research Newsletter 20(4), 2013

Stages of Occupational Regulation: Analysis of Case Studies, Morris M. Kleiner
Upjohn Press (2013)

Occupational Licensing: Protecting the Public Interest or Protectionism?, Morris M. Kleiner
Upjohn Institute Policy Paper No. 2011-009

Licensing Occupations: Ensuring Quality or Restricting Competition?, Morris M. Kleiner
Upjohn Press (2006)

Regulating Occupations: Quality or Monopoly?, Morris M. Kleiner
Employment Research Newsletter 13(1), 2006