- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Failure to cite professional code as evidence was error, but not fatal error
- Remote exam proctoring violates civil rights, California ACLU maintains
- FBI: Impostors posing as regulators threaten medical licensees nationwide with license suspension
- Case against board for refusal to retroactively renew license can continue
- Therapy degree is insufficient for general counseling license, but requiring degree to mention “counseling” is arbitrary
Does occupational licensing promote consumer health and safety? Econometric study looks at primary data for some answers little research has actually probed, historically or now, whether licensing is helpful or harmful to the consumers it is supposed to benefit. Empirical evidence is scarce. A study released in May by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is intended to start filling the gap.
Entitled "The Effect of Occupational Licensure on Consumer Welfare, Early Midwifery Laws and Maternal Mortality," the study uses a data set assembled from primary . . .
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