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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Understanding Amazon: Strategy and Welfare Implications

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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

Research Advisory Board

David Howell

The New School

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Paul J. Eliason

Brigham Young University

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Ryan C. McDevitt

Duke University

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Jonathan B. Baker

American University

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Michele Cadigan

University of Washington

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