Domestic Public Policy

The U.S. Labor Market, Economic Growth, and Social Mobility: The Role of Occupational Licensing

Grant Year: 2016

Morris Kleiner will examine how regulations imposed through occupational licensing laws have affected employment opportunities and growth in the U.S. economy. He will collect data on occupational licensing laws in all fifty states in order to assess how such rules affect employment and earnings as well as geographic and economic mobility. The project’s findings will appear in a series of papers.

University of Minnesota Domestic Public Policy