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State Policy Network: The Effects of Occupational Licensing on the American Worker: Part 1

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(Sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies and the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation)

Join researchers, policy experts, and university-based scholars for a discussion about the effects of occupational licensing. This session will consider existing research on the topic and ways to leverage this research toward meaningful policy reform. Included in this half-day event will be a keynote address and two policy panels exploring how occupational licensing impacts economic mobility, healthcare, and criminal justice reform in the United States.



Brian Meehan, Berry College – Dr. Brian Meehan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Berry College. Brian earned his PhD in economics at Florida State University. He earned his MA in economics from Central Michigan University and his BS in economics from Northern Michigan University.

Stephen Slivinski, Goldwater Institute – Mr. Stephen Slivinski is a senior research fellow at the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty at Arizona State University.

Shoshana Weissmann, R Street Institute – Ms. Shoshana Weissmann is the digital media specialist with the R Street Institute, where she manages the institute’s social media and email marketing, in addition to contributing graphics and video skills. She also works on occupational licensing reform policy, among other policy issues.

Morris M. Kleiner, University of Minnesota – Dr. Morris M. Kleiner is the AFL-CIO chair of labor policy and professor at the Humphrey Institute. He also is a faculty member in the University’s Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies.

Edward Timmons, Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation – Dr. Edward Timmons is the Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation at Saint Francis University. He completed his Ph.D in Economics at Lehigh University.

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