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US DOJ economist says unionization a ‘protective force’ against adverse impact of labor market concentration

By Khushita Vasant and Jenn Brice
  • 16 Nov 2022 01:40
  • 16 Nov 2022 02:24
Evidence shows that the unionization of workers acts as an "offsetting" and “protective” force whenever labor markets face adverse effects from wage concentration, a senior antitrust economist at the US Department of Justice said today.
Ioana Marinescu, principal economist at the DOJ's antitrust division, was asked at a conference* what

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Khushita Vasant

Chief Antitrust Correspondent, US

Khushita covers US antitrust enforcement and litigation for MLex. A former Brussels hand, she wrote about about antitrust & mergers for the Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), she has covered the EU's actions against Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to name a few. Khushita specialises in tech and patent policy coverage which featured in the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. Previously as a financial journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, she wrote about monetary policy and the bond and currency markets. Khushita studied journalism at Mumbai University, and received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a masters from universities in Germany and Austria.

Jenn Brice


Jenn is a data privacy and security reporter based in San Francisco. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia. Before joining MLex, she edited UVA’s independent student newspaper and interned at Morning Brew, where she contributed to emerging tech and marketing newsletters.

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