Saint Francis University dedicated its new Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR), with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 20, 2016 in the Shields School of Business.
Morris Kleiner, professor of public affairs and AFL-CIO Chair in Labor Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, delivered the keynote address. Kleiner is considered the world's leading expert on the scope and effects of occupation regulation.
Approximately 75 students, faculty, alumni, and administrators attended
the Kleiner's talk in which he discussed the origins of occupational licensing and
offered several public policy recommendations including that individual states
"should require cost-benefit analysis" before adding new licensing requirements
to a profession. Kleiner was also presented with a CSOR Scholarship Award for his numerous contributions to the study of occupational regulation.
(From left: Dr. Morris Kleiner, Dr. Randy Fyre, Fr. Malachi Van Tassell, Dr. Edward Timmons, Dr. John Miko.)
The center was founded in July through a grant from the Charles Koch Foundation. It is headed by Saint Francis University associate professor of economics, Dr. Edward Timmons, a widely published expert on occupational regulation. CSOR is
dedicated to informing the public about the scale and scope of occupational
regulation and serving as a national clearinghouse and disseminator of
information related to this important labor market institution that affects more
than five times the number of workers receiving the minimum wage and more than
double the number of workers belonging to a union in the US.
The event was
sponsored by CSOR and the Dr. Albert A Zanzuccki Endowed Chair in Business
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