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

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Restoring competition in the United States

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Equitable Growth’s labor market experts deliver comment letter to U.S. Department of Labor on status of independent contractors

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Equitable Growth’s Amanda Fischer joins others in comment letter to antitrust regulator on harmful U.S. banking consolidation

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Testimony by Michael Kades before the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law on digital markets

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Competitive Edge

Competitive Edge: Remedying monopoly violation by social networks—the role of interoperability and rulemaking

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Interoperability as a competition remedy for digital networks

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Main Street’s workers, families, and small businesses are now suffering as Wall Street prospers from policies to fight the coronavirus recession

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Equitable Growth announces record $1.07 million in research grants on inequality and broadly shared growth

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The role of culture and competition in media diversity: Historical evidence from U.S. radio stations

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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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John Kwoka

Northeastern University

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Bruno Pellegrino

University of Maryland

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Lena Song

New York University

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José Ignacio Cuesta

Stanford University

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Paul J. Eliason

Brigham Young University

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