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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The state of U.S. federal antitrust enforcement

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Low interest rates can dampen competition and hurt productivity growth

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Research finds the domestic outsourcing of jobs leads to declining U.S. job quality and lower wages

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Prescription drug pricing reforms in Congress are one step closer

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Congressional panel investigates the market power of the ‘Big Four’ online platforms

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Modern U.S. antitrust theory and evidence amid rising concerns of market power and its effects

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Testimony by Heather Boushey before the House Budget Committee

CompetitionFamiliesInequality & Mobility
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The state of U.S. federal antitrust enforcement

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Low interest rates can dampen competition and hurt productivity growth

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The once and future role of strikes in ensuring U.S. worker power

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Competitive effects of mergers with regulatory divestiture of assets: Evidence from airline industry

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A unified analysis of declining dynamism and rising mark-ups

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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

Guest Author

Timothy Krueger

Case Western Reserve University

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Research Advisory Board

David Howell

The New School

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Research Advisory Board

Michael Barr

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Hannah Rubinton

Princeton University

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Steven C. Salop

Georgetown University

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