Approximately 60 attendees participated in a two-day seminar co-sponsored by CSOR at the annual meeting of the State Policy Network (SPN) in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 8-9, 2018.
The seminar titled
"The Effects of Occupational Licensing on the American Worker" was also sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) at George Mason University. Morris Kleiner, AFL-CIO chair in Labor Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, delivered the keynote address. The seminar also featured two panel discussions: "Occupational Licensing as a Barrier to Economic Mobility" and "Occupational Licensing Restricting Health Care Choice."
Dr. Edward Timmons, director of CSOR and professor of economics, moderated the panel discussions and gave an introduction at the seminar. Conor Norris, research analyst at CSOR, Emily Vargo, assistant director of CSOR, and Alanna Wilson, director of public relations and government affairs at CSOR, also participated in the seminar. Alanna Wilson was also a panelist in a separate roundtable session at SPN titled "Connecting with University Based Academics and Centers to Help Advance Your Organization's Research and Policy Goals."
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. The Center's mission is to provide information to citizens, policy makers, and other researchers about the extent, scope, and effects of occupational regulation. Located on the 3rd floor of the newly renovated Schwab Hall, the center offers students who are interested in economics and public policy substantial scholarship opportunities.