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 States 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.