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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A primer on monopsony power: Its causes, consequences, and implications for U.S. workers and economic growth

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Understanding the economics of monopsony: How labor markets work under imperfect competition

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

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

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Equitable Growth delivers comment letter responding to the National Labor Relations Board’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Joint-Employer Standard

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Equitable Growth delivers comment letter responding to FTC’s Advanced Notice of Proposing Rulemaking on Commercial Surveillance and Data Security

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Concentration and Racial Equity in Meat Processing

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A primer on monopsony power: Its causes, consequences, and implications for U.S. workers and economic growth

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Is there a skilled labor shortage? The economic evidence on skills gap and labor shortage concerns

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Recent working paper explores connection between capital investment and labor demand in the United States

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Protecting livestock producers and chicken growers

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Kate Bahn testimony before the Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth on imbalance of power

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Understanding the economics of monopsony: How labor markets work under imperfect competition

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The 2022 Midwest Economic Association annual meeting features key sessions on labor market monopsony

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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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How a large employer’s low-road practices harm local labor markets: The impact of Walmart Supercenters

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