Shirley V. Svorny is professor of economics at California State University, Northridge. An expert on the regulation of health care professionals, including medical professional licensing, she has participated in health policy summits organized by the Cato Institute and the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Her related publications include articles in Econ Journal WatchContemporary Economic PolicyPublic ChoiceApplied EconomicsThe Journal of Medical Licensure and Discipline, and Economic Inquiry, chapters in health policy volumes (What Can Sates Do to Reform HealthcareAmerican Health Care: Government, Market Processes and the Public Interest) and chapters on medical licensing in the Encyclopedia of Law and Economics and The Half-Life of Policy Rationales: How New Technology Affects Old Policy Issues.

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