AFL-CIO Chair Professor of Labor Policy
University of Minnesota
Morris M. Kleiner is the AFL-CIO Chair professor of labor policy in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He also teaches at the university’s Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies. Kleiner began his research on occupational licensing while at the U.S. Department of Labor and The Brookings Institution. His analysis of occupational licensing has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. He has published extensively on issues of occupational regulation. Kleiner also has provided advice on occupation regulation policy to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, state legislatures, occupation associations, the European Union, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
- 2019, The labor market consequences of ex-offender licensing laws, $80,000