Alicia Plemmons

West Virginia University


Dr. Alicia Plemmons is an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Business at West Virginia University, Coordinator of Scope of Practice Research and Research Fellow in the Knee Regulatory Research Center (formerly the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation), Resident Scholar of Data Driven West Virginia, Research Fellow in the Hospitality, Innovation, and Technology Lab, and Program Coordinator for the Online Master of Business Administration program.

Her research uses applied spatial and econometric methods to determine how policy changes affect labor markets by studying how to create environments that facilitate healthy economic growth and business development through research into the determinants of entry, operation, and exit decisions of firms, laborers, and consumers. Her research has been published in numerous academic journals, such as the British Journal of Industrial Relations, Journal of Health Economics, Health Policy, and Annals of Regional Science.

Her work on medical licensure and certificate of need laws has been featured in several news outlets including Modern Healthcare and U.S. News & World Report. She has regularly been asked to provide professional testimony on healthcare occupational licensing for both state and federal legislatures.


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