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

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

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Testimony by Kate Bahn before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee

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Research finds the domestic outsourcing of jobs leads to declining U.S. job quality and lower wages

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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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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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Wage discrimination and the exploitation of workers in the U.S. labor market

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Optimal tax policy in imperfectly competitive U.S. labor markets

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Revamping U.S. small business rescue programs amid the coronavirus recession

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Combating the market power of U.S. corporations over workers and consumers

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Building worker power in the United States

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Reforming Unemployment Insurance across the United States

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

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Discrimination and Monopsony Power

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Better workplace conditions for long-term eldercare staff are key to promoting resident safety amid the coronavirus pandemic

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Worker earnings, service quality, and firm profitability: Evidence from nursing homes and minimum wage reforms

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