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How Much of Barrier to Entry is Occupational Licensing? -- by Peter Q. Blair, Bobby W. Chung

We exploit state variation in licensing laws to study the effect of licensing on occupational choice using a boundary discontinuity design. We find that licensing reduces equilibrium labor supply by an average of 17%-27%. The negative labor supply effects of licensing appear to be strongest for white workers and comparatively weaker for black workers.