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 impacts of increasing U.S. hospital consolidation on Medicaid recipients

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What the research says about the impacts of hospital consolidation across the United States

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U.S. labor market concentration, competition, and worker bargaining power as employment trends shift from manufacturing to services

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Major federal ‘Big Tech’ antitrust case against Google will test the strength of current U.S. antitrust laws in new digital markets

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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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The state of U.S. federal antitrust enforcement

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Combating market power through a graduated U.S. corporate income tax

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Hospital consolidation matters

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Matching competition policy in the U.S. healthcare industry to address a new generation of challenges in provider markets

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Request for Proposals: How effective was the fiscal response to the COVID-19 recession for workers?

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The impacts of increasing U.S. hospital consolidation on Medicaid recipients

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What the research says about the impacts of hospital consolidation across the United States

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Request for proposals: Research grants for early career scholars

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Sameera Fazili and Mary Beth Maxwell join Equitable Growth’s Board of Directors

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The consequences of U.S. hospital consolidation on local economies, healthcare providers, and patients

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Antitrust Enforcement Increases Economic Activity

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U.S. labor market concentration, competition, and worker bargaining power as employment trends shift from manufacturing to services

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Local and National Concentration Trends in Jobs and Sales: The Role of Structural Transformation

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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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Gabriel Unger

Stanford University

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Minji Kim

Georgetown University

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Seula Kim

Princeton University

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Aaron S. Kesselheim

Harvard University

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James W. Roberts

Duke University

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