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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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Anticompetitive mergers: They are not just a threat to U.S. consumers anymore

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Anticompetitive mergers in labor markets

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Unlocking Antitrust Enforcement: New Yale symposium examines proposals to make antitrust enforcement more effective

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The links between stagnating wages and buyer power in U.S. supply chains

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Presentation: Merger Enforcement Statistics

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Who becomes an inventor in America? The importance of exposure to innovation

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Alex Xi He

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Brian Libgober

Harvard University

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David Autor

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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David Howell

The New School

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Devesh Raval

Federal Trade Commisson

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