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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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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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Steven C. Salop

Georgetown University

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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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