Topic Concentration

Concentration refers to two similar but distinct issues—the size of firms relative to the economy as a whole and the size of firms relative to their competitors. Equitable Growth is interested in both aspects, with an eye to how much concentration is occurring, its direct effects on prices and wages, and its indirect effects on innovation, entrepreneurship, and inequality.

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

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Concentration and Racial Equity in Meat Processing

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Startups’ Common Ownership and Competition in Technology Markets

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Consolidation in Drug Markets: Impact on Prices and Access

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The Price Effects of Market Power

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The Effects of Tech M&As on Innovation Incentives

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NBER Summer Institute 2022 Round-up: Week 2

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Common ownership in the U.S. economy

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Walmart is a monopsonist that depresses earnings and employment beyond its own walls, but U.S. policymakers can do something about it

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Falling Rates and Rising Superstars

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