issue Competition

Equitable Growth supports research and policy analysis on how strong competition among U.S. businesses affects inequality and broad-based economic growth.

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Monopoly power threatens broader economic growth and exacerbates inequality by increasing prices, hindering new business formation, stifling innovation, and diminishing workers’ wages. Current research on the U.S. economy increasingly finds decreasing competition and increasing concentration across industries. Equitable Growth supports research to understand the causes and impacts of increasing market power and to develop policy proposals that will strengthen competition.

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Consolidation in Drug Markets: Impact on Prices and Access

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The Effects of Tech M&As on Innovation Incentives

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Competitive Edge

A monthly series that discusses how to increase competition in the U.S. economy.

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Experts on the issue

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John Kwoka

Northeastern University

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Thomas Hwang

Harvard University

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Mario Leccese

University of Maryland

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Lena Song

New York University

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José Ignacio Cuesta

Stanford University

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