Occupational Licensing: Research and Publications

11/12/2019
Research and Publications
PUBLICATION

SUMMARY

The Evolving State of Occupational Licensing Occupational licensing research offers important lessons about the effects, costs and benefits of licensing policies, as well as best practices and tools for designing a smart regulatory approach. This report provides an overview of occupational licensing trends, policy issues and best practices and highlights state legislative and executive actions that aim to protect consumers, foster employment growth and remove barriers to work. | November 2019
License Overload?  Lawmakers are questioning whether we’ve gone too far with occupational and professional licensing. | State Legislatures Magazine | April 2018
Population Spotlight Occupational licensing can create barriers to entering the labor market for all workers, but certain populations are disproportiantely affected by these policies including military families, immigrants with work authorization, people with criminal records and unemployed or dislocated workers. | Sept. 25, 2017 
The State of Occupational Licensing Drawing from the vast body of occupational licensing research, this report provides an overview of occupational licensing trends and policy issues, summarizes best practices and recommendations for licensing policies, and highlights state legislative and executive actions that aim to protect consumers, foster employment growth and remove barriers to work. | Oct. 11, 2017
Anti-Trust and Occupational Licensing: State Approaches Background and highlights of how states have responded to the US. Supreme Court's decision on North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC  | Sept. 18, 2017