Author Jessica Flanigan finds that scope of practice laws unnecessarily limit patients’ ability to seek specific services from their providers and restrict the range of providers they can see.
In this paper, the authors use smartphone location data to measure contacts in commercial spaces during COVID to see the effects price-gouging laws had on mitigation efforts.
State-level occupational licensing reform would be an important step toward a lasting economic recovery post-COVID-19.
A contingent wage subsidy would cover all new labor costs contingent on less than a certain number of workers being hired.
This essay discusses the positive-sum benefits of immigration and decentralized solutions to immigrant needs during COVID-19.
To retain the gains from international trade, immigration, and global capital flows, we need to modernize economic policy to suit the current era.
The United States should be a beacon of opportunity that welcomes talented, hard-working people, not one that closes its doors to foreigners.
Reform should expand immigration, not contract it. Immigration is advantageous to America's economic growth and to our role in a global recovery.
Economic integration and openness to foreign talent are a stronger path for long-term success as a country. See William Kerr's symposium contribution here.
One of the dangers of a crisis is that measures are initially put in place as temporary yet remain thereafter. It’s happened before.
The importance of immigrant entrepreneurs as firm founders and job creators has grown significantly over the last few decades.
Despite their distinct contributions to the economy during the pandemic, many immigrants have been largely excluded from CARES protections.
COVID-19 risks are generating fear and uncertainty, which may trigger further aversion to immigration and even more restrictive policies.
As we consider reforms to our immigration system, we should not be pushing away the very people who are saving lives.
America has been unique in being both the best country in the world to start a business and being relatively open to aspiring entrepreneurs.
It is crucial that tax policy not stand in the way of the expansion of New Economy businesses that have proven invaluable during the pandemic.
Salary guarantees and work sharing would enhance the U.S. safety net and enable the economy to better cope with demand shocks.
Increasing remote work closer to that level would result in economic growth from the substantially greater scale enabled by digital technologies.