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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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In Conversation with Michelle Meagher

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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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The future of work and worker power post-COVID a key topic at the 2021 Labor and Employment Relations Association annual conference

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The CREATES Act shows legislation can stop anticompetitive pharmaceutical industry practices

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Statement for the Record by Michael Kades for the House Committee on Oversight and Reform

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The Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act is a down payment on the future of antitrust enforcement

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Executive action to coordinate antitrust and competition policies across the federal government

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Competitive Edge: Big Ag’s monopsony problem: How market dominance harms U.S. workers and consumers

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A new vision for antitrust enforcement in the United States

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Competitive Edge: Why noncompete clauses in employment contracts are by and large harmful to U.S. workers and the U.S. economy

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Labor Non-Compete Agreements: Tool for Economic Efficiency, or Means to Extract Value from Workers?

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Boosting Wages

Boosting wages when U.S. labor markets are not competitive

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Addressing gender and racial disparities in the U.S. labor market to boost wages and power innovation

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Expert Focus

Expert Focus: Understanding the role of market structure in equitable growth

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Competitive Edge

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

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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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