May 30, 2024

Regulatory Rhythms, 2005: The Continuing Legal Challenges in Bengaluru’s Live Music Evolution

Regulatory Rhythms, 2005: The Continuing Legal Challenges in Bengaluru’s Live Music Evolution Prashant Narang As discussed in Part-I, Striking a Chord: Navigating the Legalities of Live […]
February 14, 2024

Striking a Chord: Navigating the Legalities of Live Music in Bengaluru’s Dining Scene

Striking a Chord: Navigating the Legalities of Live Music in Bengaluru’s Dining Scene Prashant Narang Introduction In Bengaluru, India’s hub of innovation and tech, a legal […]
October 4, 2023

Addressing the Physician Shortage in New Jersey

Addressing the Physician Shortage in New Jersey: A Comparative Analysis of Assistant Physicians and Provisional Licensing Requirements Manu M. Mathew, M.D. Download PDF Version Abstract This […]
September 18, 2023

Assessing Scope of Practice for Marriage/Family Therapists and Clinical Social Workers in the US

Assessing Scope of Practice for Marriage/Family Therapists and Clinical Social Workers in the US Michael Thom1 and Conor Norris2 1: University of Southern California 2: Knee […]
August 18, 2023

THE HIGH COST OF LICENSING MENTAL HEALTH OCCUPATIONS

THE HIGH COST OF LICENSING MENTAL HEALTH OCCUPATIONS Michael Thom1 and Conor Norris2 1: University of Southern California 2: Knee Center for the Study of Occupational […]
June 29, 2023

What Are the Effects of Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Earn Occupational Licenses?

Executive Summary   Undocumented immigrants contribute significantly to the United States economy but have yet to be fully integrated into our society. In many states, they […]
June 27, 2023

The Nurse Licensure Compact’s Effect on Telemedicine Usage

Abstract As a result of a shortage of primary care physicians, considerable portion of patients in the US have difficulty accessing primary care. Telemedicine allows healthcare […]
June 5, 2023

Effects of giving psychologists prescriptive authority: Evidence from a natural experiment in the United States

Background Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. Six states have granted psychologists prescriptive authority to address shortages in the provision of […]
May 23, 2023

Universal Recognition: Labor Market Effects and Best Practices for Policymakers

Check out the latest policy brief written by Knee Center director Dr. Edward Timmons and research fellow Dr. Kihwan Bae where they examine the most and […]
May 16, 2023

Annual Licensing Database Snapshot: 2023

  Knee Center Licensing Database Annual Snapshot: 2023 The Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation began building and maintaining a database of occupational licensing […]
February 7, 2023

Tangled up in Licensing: The Case of Eyebrow Threading

    Tangled up in Licensing: The Case of Eyebrow Threading Conor Norris Occupational licensing laws are designed to protect consumers. Licensing laws regulate a wide […]
November 7, 2022

How Does Universal Recognition Effect Licensed Industries? Evidence from the Hairstyling Industry

How Does Universal Recognition Effect Licensed Industries? Evidence from the Hairstyling Industry By: Michael Thom1 and Conor Norris2,3 1 University of Southern California 2 Knee Center […]
November 7, 2022

Policy Brief: Licensing Barriers for Women in the Workforce

Policy Brief: Licensing Barriers for Women in the Workforce   Dr. Darwyyn Deyo   Occupational licensing can disproportionately impact women twice over, both as members of […]
May 23, 2022

Coping with the Toll of COVID-19: An Overview of Temporary Changes in Scope of Practice of Mental Health Providers

Coping with the Toll of COVID-19: An Overview of Temporary Changes in Scope of Practice of Mental Health Providers Written By: Aerfate Haimiti [1], Angela Shoulders […]
April 19, 2022

Policy Brief: Survey of Universal Licensing Reforms in the United States

Policy Brief: Survey of Universal Licensing Reforms in the United States Dr. Darwyyn Deyo Universal licensing recognition is a fast-growing state legislative tool that can expand […]
July 26, 2021

What the US and EU can Learn from China’s Occupational Licensing Reform

What the US and EU can Learn from China’s Occupational Licensing Reform    Tingting Zhang, 12   Mengjie Lyu, 1 and Edward Timmons 2 1: School of Labor […]
July 13, 2021

Policymaking Through Direct Democracy

Policymaking Through Direct Democracy Using public referendum as a tool for licensure reform By: Protik Nandy Middle Tennessee State University The Knee Center for the Study […]
August 10, 2020

Police Officer Licensing – Policy Brief 2020

Is Police Officer Training Serving its Intended Purpose? Dr. Alicia Plemmons, Alexis Schumacher MHRM, Dr. Edward Timmons   If police officer training and education requirements are […]
April 15, 2020

A Primer on Emergency Occupational Licensing Reforms for Combating COVID-19 Appendix: Details on Enacted Licensing Reforms

*Last Updated 04/27/2020 **This will be updated as new reforms are put into place during this pandemic A Primer on Emergency Occupational Licensing Reforms for Combating […]
March 26, 2020

A Primer on Emergency Occupational Licensing Reforms for Combating COVID-19

*Last Updated 04/27/2020 **This will be updated as new reforms are put into place during this pandemic                    […]
September 12, 2019

Barriers to Work in the Mountain State

A Closer Look at Occupational Licensing in West Virginia   Though scrutiny of occupational licensing has increased nationwide over the last few years, it remains woefully […]
February 27, 2019

A Mountain of Regulation?: Assessing Barriers to Work in West Virginia

Study of West Virginia’s Occupational Licensing Laws Shines Light on Burdensome Fees, Barriers to Opportunity & Competitive Disadvantages Charleston, WV – In partnership with the Knee […]
February 12, 2019

Deserting Workers? Barriers to Work in New Mexico

By Edward Timmons, PhD Conor Norris, MA — February, 2019 Click Here to Open the PDF in a New Tab WHY DOES OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING MATTER IN […]
April 10, 2018

Too Much License? A Closer Look at Occupational Licensing and Economic Mobility

Dr. Edward Timmons, Director of CSOR and John “JJ” Hazenstab, Graduate Assistant for CSOR recently published a new paper (co-authored with Brian Meehan of Berry College […]
November 20, 2017

Barriers to Mobility: Understanding the Relationship between Growth in Occupational Licensing and Economic Mobility

Dr. Edward Timmons, Director of CSOR recently published a new paper (co-authored with Brian Meehan of Berry College and Andrew Meehan of Central Michigan) and it […]