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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 political influence and preferences of the U.S. economic elite

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Competitive Edge: Five building blocks for antitrust success: the forthcoming FTC competition report

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Killer acquisitions lead to decreased innovation and competition in the U.S. prescription drug market

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Low interest rates can dampen competition and hurt productivity growth

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Competitive Edge

Competitive Edge: Jason Furman testifies on the role of data and privacy in online platforms’ market power

Competition
Competitive Edge

Competitive Edge: Five building blocks for antitrust success: the forthcoming FTC competition report

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Killer acquisitions lead to decreased innovation and competition in the U.S. prescription drug market

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Testimony by Heather Boushey before the House Budget Committee

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The state of U.S. federal antitrust enforcement

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Low interest rates can dampen competition and hurt productivity growth

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A monthly series that discusses how to increase competition in the U.S. economy.

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David Autor

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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John Kwoka

Northeastern University

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Mark Cooper

Consumer Federation of America

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Gene Kimmelman

American Antitrust Institute

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Ezra Karger

University of Chicago

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