Occupational Licensing: A Framework for Policymakers

While licensing may be necessary for some professions, it is unnecessarily burdensome for many. This report from the Obama Administration is meant to guide policymakers in state and federal government on occupational licensing reform. The report examines costs and benefits of licensing in four areas: service quality, price, wages & employment, and worker mobility.


Department of the Treasury Office of Economic Policy, Department of Labor, & Council of Economic Advisers. (2015). Occupational Licensing: A Framework for Policymakers. The White House. https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/default/files/docs/licensing_report_final_nonembargo.pdf

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