Liya Palagashvili on California’s AB5

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ICLE Academic Affiliate Liya Palagashvili was cited by The New York Post in a story about California’s A.B. 5 legislation. You can read full piece here.

New research led by Mercatus Center economist Liya Palagashvili quantifies the damage that the California Assembly and Governor Gavin Newsom did to their workforce with AB5.

Self-employment fell by 10.5%, and overall employment fell by 4.4%, especially in occupations overrepresented by self-employed workers.

Also, it found no robust evidence that reclassified workers were ultimately hired by their clients as employees, refuting that common pushback.