News & Events

April 30, 2019

CSOR Hosts Inaugural Occupational Licensing Conference: Emerging Scholars

The Knee Center for the Study Occupational Regulation welcomed thirteen scholars from across the world to discuss and debate the many aspects of occupational regulation from […]
April 30, 2019

CSOR Presents at FBLA

Emily Vargo (left), Director of Policy Research and Academic Programs and Alexis Schumacher (right), Graduate Assistant attended Pennsylvania’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership […]
April 1, 2019

Texas barbers and cosmetologists do not need to spend time and money on state licensing

Recent media coverage in Texas suggests that the sky might fall if House Bill 1705 is enacted, removing licensing requirements for barbers and cosmetologists. The bill […]
February 27, 2019

A Mountain of Regulation?: Assessing Barriers to Work in West Virginia

Study of West Virginia’s Occupational Licensing Laws Shines Light on Burdensome Fees, Barriers to Opportunity & Competitive Disadvantages Charleston, WV – In partnership with the Knee […]
February 12, 2019

Deserting Workers? Barriers to Work in New Mexico

By Edward Timmons, PhD Conor Norris, MA — February, 2019 Click Here to Open the PDF in a New Tab WHY DOES OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING MATTER IN […]
January 25, 2019

Overcoming a Mountain of Occupational Regulation in Wisconsin Requires more than Baby Steps

New report doesn’t include comparisons with other states and policy recommendations By ED TIMMONS | Jan. 24, 2019 With the release of the state Department of […]
January 14, 2019

Op-Ed: N.J. Doesn’t Need Burdensome Laws for Dog Groomers

The Star-Ledger- Newark, NJ N.J. doesn’t need burdensome laws for dog groomers Written by: Dr. Edward Timmons – Guest Columnist A dog is a man’s best […]
September 25, 2018

CSOR Hosts International Conference in London

On March 15th and 16th, the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation co-sponsored an “International Symposium on the Regulation of Occupations” with the Department […]
August 27, 2018

CSOR Selected to Lead U.S. Department of Labor Project in PA

Occupational licensing is a hot-button issue, one that often brings legislators together from both sides of the political aisle. For this reason, licensing data provided by […]
July 6, 2018

CSOR’s Work with Governor Wolf Leads to Occupational Regulation Reforms

Saint Francis University’s Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR) is pleased to announce that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has officially proposed reforms of several state job licensing […]