Michael Kades
Michael Kades

Director, Markets and Competition Policy

Equitable Growth

Michael Kades is the director for markets and competition policy at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. His research focuses on competition and antitrust enforcement, with an emphasis on consumers, wages, equality, and innovation. Prior to joining Equitable Growth, Michael worked as antitrust counsel for Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, where he led efforts to reform antitrust laws. Previously, he spent 20 years investigating and litigating some of the most significant antitrust actions as an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission. During his time at the FTC, he was an attorney advisor to Chairman Jon Leibowitz. He has testified before Congress and the Federal Trade Commission and has been cited by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other media outlets on antitrust enforcement and competition policy matters. Kades is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Wisconsin Law School.

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Antitrust experts call on Congress to address failings in antitrust law to preserve competition and prevent monopolies in digital marketplaces

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Congress adopts historic prescription drug pricing reform

Competition
Competitive Edge

Competitive Edge: Underestimating the cost of underenforcing U.S. antitrust laws

Competition
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Antitrust remedies to the domination of digital platform technologies and the acquisition of nascent competitors

Competition
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The state of U.S. federal antitrust enforcement

Competition
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Prescription drug pricing reforms in Congress are one step closer

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Congressional panel investigates the market power of the ‘Big Four’ online platforms

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U.S. Congress continues to make progress on drug price competition

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U.S. Congress begins to restore competition to the drug industry

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Competition’s role in controlling prescription drug prices

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To combat rising U.S. prescription drug prices, let’s try competition

Competition
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Equitable Growth antitrust conference presents incoming 116th U.S. Congress and the two antitrust agencies with potential new merger enforcement ideas

Competition
In Conversation

In conversation with Herbert Hovenkamp and Ioana Marinescu

CompetitionLabor
Competitive Edge

Competitive Edge: Judge Kavanaugh – Would he increase the divide between the public and judicial debate over antitrust enforcement?

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Why market competition matters to equitable growth

Competition
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Supreme Court decision on credit cards undermines competition, celebrates price increases, and will contribute to economic inequality

CompetitionTax & Macroeconomics
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Anticompetitive mergers: They are not just a threat to U.S. consumers anymore

CompetitionLabor
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Unlocking Antitrust Enforcement: New Yale symposium examines proposals to make antitrust enforcement more effective

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Presentation: Merger Enforcement Statistics

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Credit card competition case before U.S. Supreme Court leaves consumers and competition in the balance

CompetitionTax & Macroeconomics

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