June 11, 2018
School of Business
Dr. Edward Timmons, associate professor of economics and director of Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR), was an invited panelist at a policy research seminar in Austin, Texas on June 2nd. The seminar was titled "Which Institutions Best Support Prosperity in Texas and Beyond?" and was co-sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University and the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Dr. Timmons highlighted some anomalies with respect to occupational licensing laws in Texas. As an example, Texas is one of just thirty states that requires auctioneers to obtain a license. Texas also has a restrictive scope of practice for nurse practitioners and physical therapists.
Additionally, Dr. Edward Timmons recently contributed a column to The Detroit News on Saturday June 2nd. The column (co-authored with Jarrett Skorup of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy) argues that Michigan lawmakers should be sure to carefully consider all policy alternatives before enacting new licensing restrictions for naturopathic physicians in the state. Read the full article here.
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 will conduct, analyze, and present research that will go towards developing a national database of occupational regulation focusing on healthcare occupations. Students will also have potential opportunities to travel and share their findings at national conferences. More about CSOR >
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