Guild-Ridden Labor Markets: The Curious Case of Occupational Licensing

Licensing should be deregulated and certification should be used in its place whenever possible, argues the author. Delving into the history and impact of occupational licensing, this book details the rise of occupational licensing in the US, comparing the field to unionization and guilds dating back to medieval times. The book also compares costs and benefits of occupational licensing between the United States and other countries.


Kleiner, M. M. (2015). Guild-Ridden Labor Markets: The Curious Case of Occupational Licensing. W.E. Upjohn Institute. https://research.upjohn.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1254&context=up_press

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