Topic Monopsony

Monopsony in the labor market describes employers’ ability to set wages below competitive levels, due to a variety of causes. including increased market concentration and limited job mobility. Equitable Growth digs deep to understand the many causes of monopsony in the U.S. labor market, the extent of monopsony in the labor market today, and what policies can restore balance to competition so workers can earn fair wages.

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

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Employer concentration suppresses wages for several million U.S. workers: antitrust and labor market regulators should respond

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Vision 2020

Wage and employment implications of U.S. labor market monopsony and possible policy solutions

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How racial and gendered pay discrimination persists under monopsony in the United States

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Modern U.S. antitrust research supports strict enforcement of the law

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Understanding the importance of monopsony power in the U.S. labor market

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Superstar Firms and Regional Disparities

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Sectoral bargaining and spillovers in monopsonistic labour markets

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The Effect of Government Safety Enforcement on Workers: Evidence from Linked Employer-Employee Data

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Power and Dignity in Low-Wage Labor Markets: Evidence from Wal-Mart Workers

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Walmart Supercenters and Monopsony Power: How a Large, Low-Wage Employer Impacts Local Labor Markets

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

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In Conversation

In Conversation with Michelle Meagher

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NBER Summer Institute 2021 Round-up: Week 3

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

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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 rising financialization of the U.S. economy harms workers and their families, threatening a strong recovery

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Women’s History Month: Systemic gender discrimination continues to harm working women amid the coronavirus recession

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