Edward Timmons is the associate professor of economics and director of the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation at Saint Francis University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Lehigh University. His research on the effects of occupational licensing has been published in The Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Labor Research, the British Journal of Industrial Relations, Health Policy, Monthly Labor Review and Eastern Economic Journal. His research has been heavily cited by the popular press, by the Federal Trade Commission, the Obama White House and also in a Senate hearing titled “License to Compete: Occupational Licensing and the State Action Doctrine.” In May of 2014 he worked as a visiting research fellow at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Moncalieri, Italy. He is a member of the Board of Policy Advisors of the Heartland Institute.