Call for Papers for a panel at the June 2023 University of Glasgow’s Tercentenary events. Dr. Charles Wheelan of Dartmouth College is looking to run the following panel:

“Adam Smith famously warned of the impact of guilds in inhibiting healthy economic competition. The guilds have disappeared, but Smith’s insights are more relevant than ever. Charles Wheelan will speak about the growing impact of occupational licensure, which is the process by which governments require legal credentialing for individuals to practice a profession. The professions licensed (at the state level in the U.S.) now include occupations like hair braiding and interior design. The effect, as Smith warned, has been to diminish economic and geographic mobility and to preclude some vulnerable populations, such as ex-felons, from finding work.”

Inquiries and interest can be directed to Charles Wheelan at:

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