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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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The Welfare Effects of Price Discrimination Under Endogenous Product Entry: the case of Implantable Medical Devices

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Myths about competition in the global economy harm humanity and our planet

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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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Bruno Pellegrino

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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Paul J. Eliason

Brigham Young University

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