Monopoly, Monopsony, and the Labor Market: Declining Worker Power in an Era of Market Concentration

Date: December 12, 2018

Press release

Economists have long recognized that market concentration reduces efficiency and raises prices for consumers. Recent economic research finds that market concentration also has negative effects on labor markets, reducing employment and lowering wages for workers. Join the Economic Policy Institute and the Open Markets Institute for a discussion of policy responses to market concentration, featuring remarks by Federal Trade Commissioner Rohit Chopra.

This event is free and open to the public. Your RSVP will help us prepare.

This event will be livestreamed.

When: Wednesday, December 12
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Eastern

Who: Welcome remarks by Thea Lee, President, Economic Policy Institute
Introduction by Sarah Miller, Deputy Director, Open Markets Institute
Keynote by Rohit Chopra, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Panel discussion featuring:

  • Sanjukta Paul, Wayne Law, Wayne State University
  • Heidi Shierholz, Economic Policy Institute
  • Sandeep Vaheesan, Open Markets Institute
  • Moderated by Lydia DePillis, CNN Business.

Where: The Economic Policy Institute
1225 I Street NW, Sixth floor
Washington, DC 20005

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