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Lawrence D. Burns

Lawrence D. Burns

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Lawrence D. Burns, Professor of Engineering Practice at the University of Michigan and former Director of Columbia University’s Program for Sustainable Mobility, is a senior adviser to the chairman of Hess Corporation and a consultant at Google.

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    Market Power Is Eating the Economy

    Jan Eeckhout

    Today's record-breaking stock-market valuations are largely a reflection of genuine profit-making by a handful of firms that have benefited from new technologies. But those who are currently high on their stock portfolios should know that what's good for business is not always good for the market economy.

    shows how network effects and economies of scale are benefiting dominant firms at the expense of everyone else.
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