Kyle Sweetland is a researcher at the Institute for Justice, where he provides research and analysis on issues central to the Institute’s mission.

He is a co-author of IJ’s The Price of Taxation by Citation and the second edition of License to Work. His work has appeared in academic journals such as Criminal Justice Policy Review, Economic Affairs, and Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy.

Prior to joining IJ, Kyle participated in the Young Leaders Program at the Heritage Foundation. He holds a bachelor’s in business economics and public policy from Indiana University Southeast.

Education

Indiana University Southeast, B.S., 2014

Kyle's Research & Reports

Other Property Rights Abuses | Private Property

A Case Study of Municipal Taxation by Citation

This study examines taxation by citation—local governments using code enforcement and the justice system to raise revenue rather than solely to advance public health and safety. It does so through a detailed case study of…

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Other Property Rights Abuses | Private Property

The Price of Taxation by Citation

Taxation by citation is when local governments use their power to enforce traffic and other ordinances to raise revenue rather than solely to protect the public. This report explores the phenomenon via case studies of…

Introducing a New Dataset on Municipal-Level Occupational Regulation

The data below accompany the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy article, “Introducing a New Dataset on Municipal-Level Occupational Regulation.” The data are provided in Excel. These are the original, raw data. The file also includes a…

Economic Liberty | Occupational Licensing

The Continuing Burden of Occupational Licensing in the United States

This study follows up an earlier study in which we examined the scope and burden of 102 occupational licensing laws in the United States for low‐ and moderate‐income occupations. Using data collected in 2017, findings…

Economic Liberty | Occupational Licensing

License to Work

Today, more Americans than ever must get a government permission slip before they can earn an honest living, thanks to the spread of occupational licensing laws. Licensing laws now guard entry into hundreds of occupations,…

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