New book on licensing's effects on efficiency and quality

Regulation by Country, Regulatory Reform, Research,

Grease_or_Grit_coverMorris Kleiner, professor of economics at the University of Minnesota, has shared with CLEAR that his new book, Grease of Grit? International Case Studies of Occupational Licensing and Its Effects on Efficiency and Quality, will be published September 15. From the cover: “Regulating labor markets through occupational licensing could help increase service quality but is likely to also reduce labor supply and increase prices. This fascinating book examines many occupations across five countries and shows that there is no clear positive impact of licensing on quality. It is a must read for everyone interested in the practical impact of regulation—as well as those seeking reforms.”

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