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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Protecting livestock producers and chicken growers

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In Conversation with Michelle Meagher

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The state of U.S. federal antitrust enforcement

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New research suggests connections between market concentration and the exercise of political power in the United States

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Political Power and Market Power

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Power and Dignity in the Low-Wage Labor Market: Theory and Evidence from Wal-Mart Workers

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Concentration and Racial Equity in Meat Processing

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Startups’ Common Ownership and Competition in Technology Markets

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The Impact of Natural Disasters on Firm and Labor Dynamics

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Consolidation in Drug Markets: Impact on Prices and Access

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The Price Effects of Market Power

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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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