The European Journal of Comparative Economics

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 2, 2013

A Comparison of the Regulation of Health Professional Boundaries across OECD Countries
AbstractIncreased attention has been paid recently to the issue of the regulation of professional boundaries. In this paper, we undertake an international comparison of the regulation of health professional boundaries across the OECD countries of Canada,...
Auctioneers vs. Commissaires-Priseurs: The Carnival Mirror of Profession Regulation in the International Art Market
AbstractThis paper is a comparative analysis of the recent evolution of the French and the Anglo-Saxon profession regulations of auctioneers in terms of entry barriers and exercise of the profession. Firstly, following Stephen and Love's (1999) framework...
From Certification to Licensure: Evidence from Registered and Practical Nurses in the United States, 1950-1970
AbstractIn this paper we use individual-level census data on registered and practical nurses in the United States from 1950-70 to determine the effect that the switch from certification to licensure had on wages and participation in the registered and...
How Much Should Professional Markets Be Regulated? an Introduction
The regulation of professional markets is "extensive and growmg"(Klemer, 2011) and even "growing faster" than any other "major labor institution" (Kleiner, 2006, p. 17 see also Kleiner and Krueger, 2011). Accordingly, the economic literature that analyzes...
Occupational Regulation in the European Legal Market
AbstractIn 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...
Regulation of Pharmacists: A Comparative Law and Economics Analysis
AbstractThis paper discusses the regulation of pharmacists from an economic perspective, focusing on licensing, price and fee regulation, advertising restrictions and rules on exercise of the profession, and restrictions on business structure. A comparative...
The Regulation of Quality in the Market for Legal Services: Taking the Heterogeneity of Legal Services Seriously
AbstractReviewing the public and private interest approaches to the regulation in the market for legal services, this article points out their mutual inconsistency and their empirical and theoretical limits. It then argues that heterogeneous legal services...
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