Occupational Licensing and the Inter-State Mobility of Professionals

37 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2004 Last revised: 7 Feb 2022

See all articles by B. Peter Pashigian (Deceased)

B. Peter Pashigian (Deceased)

University of Chicago - Graduate School of Business

Date Written: December 1977

Abstract

This paper attempts to measure the effect of occupational licensing, restrictions on reciprocity, location specific investment in reputation and earnings on the interstate mobility of professionals. While 34 professional occupations are analyzed, special attention is focused on the legal profession. The comparatively low interstate mobility rate of lawyers may be due to state licensing and restrictions on reciprocity or to the investments made by lawyers to develop local reputations or to the investments made by lawyers in state specific law. Tests are conducted to distinguish among these three hypotheses.

Suggested Citation

Pashigian (Deceased), B. Peter, Occupational Licensing and the Inter-State Mobility of Professionals (December 1977). NBER Working Paper No. w0220, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=260408

B. Peter Pashigian (Deceased) (Contact Author)

University of Chicago - Graduate School of Business

N/A

Do you want regular updates from SSRN on Twitter?

Paper statistics

Downloads
33
Abstract Views
486
PlumX Metrics