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

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“How Monopsony Impacts Older Women Workers”

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A first-time meta-analysis of monopsony demonstrates its breadth across labor markets

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Monopsony in Labor Markets: A Meta-Analysis

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

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