Antimonopoly Academic Grantees

We’re investing in a new paradigm for antimonopoly change.



Academic scholarship plays a critical role in informing paradigm and policy shifts, especially in the antimonopoly field. Research seeds novel theories of harm that can then be applied in litigation against anticompetitive abuses; identifies high-level trends and gaps to inform enforcement priorities and strategies; and introduces new ways of thinking about the problems we’re trying to solve for — so that we may be more creative systematic, and principled when tackling solutions to rein in concentrated private power and build a more equitable economy.

What We Do

What We Do

That’s why we’re investing $750,000 in 26 proposals to respond to the unique antimonopoly moment we’re in. This outstanding cohort consists of 41 researchers from 33 different institutions. They reflect the diversity of disciplines and lines of inquiry needed to broaden the antimonopoly field to more fully dissect the taxonomy of harms perpetuated by concentrated private power, so that we may better understand and think more creatively and rigorously about what’s needed to solve this problem.



To counter concentrated power in the digital economy, we educate the public on the monopoly problem; run creative, sharp campaigns focused on antimonopoly action; and support the field to integrate an antimonopoly approach into tech policy.

Richard R. John

A History of American Antimonopoly Thought

Zach Y. Brown and Alexander MacKay

Antitrust Implications of Online Pricing Algorithms: Evidence From High-frequency Price Data

Robin Feldman

Assessing Race, Gender, and Income Disparities in Pharmaceutical Drug Access, Availability, and Pricing

Lenore Palladino

‘Bigness’ in the Electric Vehicle Industry: a Curse and a Blessing?

Chase Foster and Melike Arslan

Business Power and State Aid: Investment Subsidies in Comparative Perspective

Marita Freimane

Changing News Industry Dynamics: Regulation Financing and Media Independence

Seeta Peña Gangadharan

Community Power Tech Power and Racial Surveillance Capitalism

Shobita Parthasarathy

Concentrating Economic Power Through Epistemological Power: Analyzing Innovation Policy Institutions in the United States

Paul Ohm

Developing Better Remedies for Platform Harms

Sonja Solomun

Environmental Racism and Monopoly Power in Algorithmically Mediated Work

Kevin Devereux and Blair Long

Labor Market Concentration Unionization and the Firm-size Wage Premium

Hiba Hafiz

Labor Monopsony and Geographic Inequality

Erin McElroy

Landlord Tech Watch

Erik Peinert

Masking Protectionism as Free Trade: The Role of Antitrust

Ilan Strauss and Jangho Yang

Mergers and Acquisitions and Big Tech’s Innovation Capabilities: Evidence From Patents’ Concentration

Branden Adams

Miners’ Unions and the Coordination of the Coal Market

Madiha Zahrah Choksi and Ari Ezra Waldman

Misinformation Platform Power and Social Policy

Simon Roberts and Sumayya Goga

Multinationals Economic Power and Inclusion in Feed to Poultry Value Chains in Africa

Frank Pasquale and Jay Varellas

New Policy Horizons for Quantitative Analysis

Peter Norlander

Non-Solicitation Clauses in Public Sector Outsourcing Contracts

Vellah Kedogo Kigwiru and Zlatina Georgieva

Multinationals Economic Power and Inclusion in Feed to Poultry Value Chains in Africa

Ari Ezra Waldman and Julie E. Cohen

Regulatory Managerialism and the Rule of Law

Elettra Bietti, Jacquelene Mwangi, and Friso Bostoen

Shades of Decentralization: Decentralizing Centralizing and Re-Decentralizing Digital Infrastructures for a Global Democratic Public Sphere

Loka Ashwood, Mary Hendrickson, Phil Howard, and Andy Pilny

Spiders in the Web: A Social Network Analysis of Dependency in U.S. Industrial Agriculture

Brian Callachi and Marshall Steinbaum

The Effect of Buyer Power on Occupational Illness and Injuries at Upstream Suppliers

Laura Alexander and Oscar Valdés Viera

The Impact of Private Equity Roll-up Strategies on Competition