Sept 13 HHH Prof. Kleiner speaking on Occupational Licensure as a Global Policy Challenge

The Freeman Center for International Economic Policy sponsors the Global Policy Seminar/Workshop series every other Tuesday. The sessions are held from 12:45 to 2:00 pm in the Stassen Room (Room 170) of the Humphrey School. The first three presentations of this year are:

September 13 – Morris Kleiner on Occupational Licensure
September 27 – Christina Ewig on Women’s Interests in the Political Process
October 11 – Mario Solis on the Shadow Economy
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Freeman Center for International Economic Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, presents a Workshop on Global Policy

Professor Morris Kleiner
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Guild-Ridden Labor Markets: Occupational Licensure as a Global Policy Challenge

12:45 - 2:00 pm   Tuesday, September 13
The Stassen Room (Room 170)
Humphrey School, West Bank Campus

From the time of medieval guilds in Europe, service providers have had strong incentives to create barriers to entry for their professions in order to raise wages. These guilds offered an effective mechanism where guild members and politicians could collaborate in capturing a larger slice of the outputs and redistributing it to themselves at the expense of the rest of the economy. The presentation and discussion will examine whether current occupational licensing raises wages among those who have attained a license, and its influence on employment and outcomes for consumers in the U.S.
EU and China.

All are welcome! Refreshments will be served


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