Licensing

The Case for Regulating Tax Return Preparers

Researchers insist that tax return preparers should be required to demonstrate competency.

Do Occupational Licenses Exacerbate the Prison-to-Poverty Pipeline?

Expert argues that occupational licensing reform will unlock the economic potential of former prisoners.

Making It Easier to Practice Law

Licensing changes such as the Uniform Bar Examination may quietly tilt the status quo in the legal field.

The Future of Occupational Licensing Reform

There has been a massive expansion in the analysis and reform of occupational licensing—a trend to be viewed with dismay.

Regulatory Capture in Enforcement

Enforcement decisions are oft-overlooked, yet such decisions merit heightened scrutiny if regulatory capture is to be reined in.

What Should Regulators Do About Pilot Depression?

A French agency’s report on the Germanwings accident reassesses the balance between medical privacy and public safety.

Do Entry Regulations Promote Income Inequality?

Think-tank study finds correlation between income disparity and regulations affecting new businesses.

Is Professional Self-Regulation at a Crossroads?

Recent Supreme Court decision is a wake-up call for state licensing boards claiming antitrust immunity.

Do Occupational Licenses Keep Consumers Safer?

Recently released White House report criticizes the rise of occupational licenses, suggests improvements.

Interstate Medical Licensure and Emergency Response

Adoption of new model legislation could improve medical response to public health crises and disasters.