Dr. 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 Cato and the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Her related publications include articles in Econ Journal Watch, Contemporary Economic Policy, Public Choice, Applied Economics, The Journal of Medical Licensure and Discipline, and Economic Inquiry, chapters in health policy volumes (What Can Sates Do to Reform Healthcare, American 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.

More from Shirley Svorny

Commentary

What Governors Can Do to Lower Health Care Costs

Los Angeles Daily News. February 26, 2014.

How to Make Lethargic L.A. Grow

Los Angeles Times. January 17, 2014.

Mandatory Medical Malpractice Caps Hurt Patients

Huffington Post. November 23, 2011.

Blog Posts

Cato Studies

Could Mandatory Caps on Medical Malpractice Damages Harm Consumers?

Policy Analysis No. 685. October 20, 2011.

Medical Licensing: An Obstacle to Affordable, Quality Care

Policy Analysis No. 621. September 17, 2008.

Cato Reviews & Journals

Why California Dissolved Its RDAs

Regulation. Summer 2014.

The Collapse of a Noble Idea

Regulation. Winter 2004.

Regulation and Economic Performance: Lessons from the States

Cato Journal. Spring/Summer 1994.