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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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Improving competition to lower U.S. prescription drug costs

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Interoperability as a competition remedy for digital networks

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The role of culture and competition in media diversity: Historical evidence from U.S. radio stations

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Mark-ups in the cement industry: An evolution of scale economies and market power

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Do merger reviews promote competition and stall consolidation?

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Cannabis-infused dreams: A market at the crossroads of criminal and conventional

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A large-scale evaluation of merger simulations

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

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John Kwoka

Northeastern University

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Federico Huneeus

Yale University

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Nathan Miller

Georgetown University

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Devesh Raval

Federal Trade Commission

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Michele Cadigan

University of Washington

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