occupational regulation, licensing, wages, skills, training

A Review of Occupational Regulation and its Impact

The use of occupational regulation as a mechanism for increasing the demand for, and supply of, skills was considered alongside other measures, as part of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills' Review of Employer Collective Measures. However, that Review acknowledged the general topic of occupational regulation was under researched in the UK. This report helps to address this and deepens our knowledge of the area by:

1. providing a discussion on the existing theory on occupational regulation by examining existing economic literature;