Dr. Dick Carpenter, Director of Strategic Research for the Institute for Justice, delivered a talk on his new book, Bottleneckers: Gaming the Government for Power and Private Profit. The event was hosted by the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR).
Dr. Carpenter works with IJ staff and attorneys to define, implement and manage social science research related to the Institute’s mission. His book highlights how special interest groups like the American Society of Interior Design and American Association of Cosmetology Schools lobby state governments to set up new occupational licensing or extend the scope of existing laws.
"Dick is one of the pioneers of research on the effects of Occupational regulation," said Dr. Edward Timmons, Director of CSOR. "His publication, License to Work, introduced a new dataset that allows us to better understand the scope and scale of Occupational licensing."
Thomas Chernisky, Cambria County Commissioner, introduced Dr. Carpenter. Approximately 50 Saint Francis students attended the talk.
CSOR would like to acknowledge the support of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University and the John Tempelton Foundation.
Established in 2016, The Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR) is an academic research center within the Shields School of Business at Saint Francis University. Located on the 3rd floor of the newly renovated Schwab Hall, the center offers students who are interested in economics and public policy a substantial scholarship opportunity. Student fellows conduct, analyze, and present research that will go towards developing a national database of occupational regulation focusing on healthcare occupations. Students also have potential opportunities to travel and share their findings at national conferences.
Learn more about CSOR
Shields School of Business
Opportunities for Business Students