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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Why market competition matters to equitable growth

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The impact of antitrust on competition

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There is a lot to fix in U.S. antitrust enforcement today

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Supreme Court decision on credit cards undermines competition, celebrates price increases, and will contribute to economic inequality

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Anticompetitive mergers: They are not just a threat to U.S. consumers anymore

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Anticompetitive mergers in labor markets

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Alex Xi He

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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David Autor

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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David Howell

The New School

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Devesh Raval

Federal Trade Commisson

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Ethan Cohen-Cole

EconONE Research

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