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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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Restoring competition in the United States

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Testimony by Michael Kades before the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law on digital markets

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Competitive Edge: Remedying monopoly violation by social networks—the role of interoperability and rulemaking

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Vision 2020

Reforming U.S. antitrust enforcement and competition policy

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Improving competition to lower U.S. prescription drug costs

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The state of U.S. federal antitrust enforcement

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Restoring Competition in the United States: A Vision of Antitrust Enforcement for the Next Decade

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Restoring competition in the United States

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Equitable Growth’s labor market experts deliver comment letter to U.S. Department of Labor on status of independent contractors

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Equitable Growth’s Amanda Fischer joins others in comment letter to antitrust regulator on harmful U.S. banking consolidation

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Testimony by Michael Kades before the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law on digital markets

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Competitive Edge

Competitive Edge: Remedying monopoly violation by social networks—the role of interoperability and rulemaking

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Interoperability as a competition remedy for digital networks

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Coronavirus Recession

Main Street’s workers, families, and small businesses are now suffering as Wall Street prospers from policies to fight the coronavirus recession

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Equitable Growth announces record $1.07 million in research grants on inequality and broadly shared growth

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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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Competitive Edge

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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