Alison Morantz

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James and Nancy Kelso Professor of Law; Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR); Director of the Stanford Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Law and Policy Project (SIDDLAPP)
Stanford University
A scholar whose work has explored the law and economics of protective labor regulation, the enforcement of workplace safety laws, and legal history, Alison D. Morantz seeks to parse the real–world effects of legal and policy reform. Much of her recent empirical research examines the effects of unionization on mine safety and the intensity of regulatory scrutiny, the ways in which statistical techniques can be used to target the nation’s most hazardous employers, the consequences of permitting firms to opt out of workers’ compensation, and the impact of devolving enforcement authority from federal to state regulators.

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