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Occupational Regulation in the European Legal Market

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  • Mario Pagliero

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    (Department of Economics and Public Finance "G. Prato", University of Torino)

  • Edward Timmons

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    (School of Business, Saint Francis University)

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In this paper we provide a cross-country comparison of occupational regulation in the European legal market. Although EU growth and assimilation has resulted in some degree of unity in regulation, significant differences remain in licensing restrictions and in the characteristics of the labor force in the legal market of each country. We discuss the potential policy implications of these differences.

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Paper provided by Former Department of Economics and Public Finance "G. Prato", University of Torino in its series Working papers with number 27.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2013
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Handle: RePEc:tur:wpaper:27

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Keywords: occupational licensing; minimum standards; entry regulation; legal market;

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  1. Marc T. Law & Mindy S. Marks, 2013. "From Certification To Licensure: Evidence From Registered And Practical Nurses In The United States, 1950-1970," European Journal of Comparative Economics, Cattaneo University (LIUC), vol. 10(2), pages 177-198, August.

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