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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Protecting livestock producers and chicken growers

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Common ownership in the U.S. economy

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New U.S. antitrust legislation before Congress must mandate an anticompetitive presumption for acquisitions of nascent potential competitors by dominant firms

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Restoring competition in the United States

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The state of U.S. federal antitrust enforcement

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Do Mortgage Lenders Compete Locally? Implications for Credit Access

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Buyer Power in the Beef Industry

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Welfare Effects of Common Ownership

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

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Competitive Edge: Congress needs to restore the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to seek monetary remedies when companies break the law

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Competitive Edge: The silver lining for antitrust enforcement in the Supreme Court’s embrace of “textualism”

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Expert Focus: From academia to the administration, Equitable Growth scholars transition to executive branch

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NBER Summer Institute 2021 Round-up: Week 2

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Kate Bahn testimony before the Joint Economic Committee on monopsony, workers, and corporate power

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A Canary in the Coal Mine for the Failure of U.S. Competition Law: Competition Problems in Prescription Drug Market

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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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Minji Kim

Georgetown University

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Aaron S. Kesselheim

Harvard University

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James W. Roberts

Duke University

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Bruno Pellegrino

University of Maryland

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Adam Jorring

Boston College

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