Guild-Ridden Labor Markets: The Curious Case of Occupational Licensing

Source: Morris Kleiner, W.E. Upjohn institute for Employment Research, November 2015

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In his third Upjohn Press book on occupational licensing, Morris M. Kleiner examines why the institution of occupational licensing has had such a curious evolution and influence in the United States, the European Union, and China. He also discusses the many similarities it has to guilds.