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BJIR International Symposium: Government Regulation of Occupations

Friday 13 March 2009 09:00 - 18:15

Various Venues

BJIR International Symposium

Government Regulation of Occupations

Date: Thursday 12 - Friday 13 March 2009

Time: Thursday 12.15pm - 17.00pm Friday 09.30am - 16.45pm

Venue: CEP Conference Room (R405), 4th Floor, LSE Research Lab, Lionel Robbins Building, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD (link to map)

Overview: This is a one and a half day workshop organised by the British Journal of Industrial Relations

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Organised by Morris Kleiner and Alex Bryson

To register, please contact Sylvia Roesch at

There is no charge to attend this workshop.

Conference Papers

The Prevalence and Effects of Occupational Licensing in the U.S
Morris Kleiner (Minnesota, NBER) and Alan Krueger (Princeton, NBER)

Are there Unintended Consequences of Child Care Center Licensing on the Informal Child Care Sector?
V. Joseph Hotz (Duke, NBER and IZA) and Mo Xiao (Arizona)

The Offshoring of Professional Services
Kyoung-Hee Yu (New South Wales) and Frank Levy (MIT) (Presented by Virginia Doellgast, LSE)

Driven Out of Employment?: The Impact of the Abolition of the Draft on Driving Schools and Aspiring Drivers
Paul Avrillier (ENPC), Laurent Hyvert (INRETS), and Francis Kramarz (INSEE)

Skilled, Shortage, Sensible: the Recommended Shortage Occupation Lists in the UK
David Metcalf (LSE)

The Gender Gap in Funeral Directors: Burying Women with Ready-to-Embalm Laws
Alison Cathles (Kenyon College), Kathy Krynksi (Kenyon College) and David Harrington (Kenyon College)

The Effect of Dental Hygiene Regulation on Access to Care
Tanya Wanchek (Virginia)

Licensing Exam Difficulty and Entry Salaries
Mario Pagliero (Università di Torino and Collegio Carlo Alberto)

The Licensing of Barbers in the US
Robert J. Thornton (Lehigh) and Edward J. Timmons (St Francis)

Participants are expected to adhere to the CEP Events Code of Conduct.


This event will take place in Various Venues.