Krista Brown

Krista Brown is a Senior Policy Analyst at the American Economic Liberties Project. Previously, Krista was a research associate at Open Markets Institute where she focused on concentration in the technology industry, wealth inequality, and the disproportionate effects of monopoly power on low income and minority populations. While there, she helped draft the amicus brief in support of the FTC’s anti-monopoly suit against Qualcomm.

Before joining Open Markets, Krista worked as an analyst at Future\Perfect Ventures, a venture fund that focuses on minority founders and decentralized technology start-ups in emerging markets. She helped deal source and perform due diligence for potential portfolio companies.

During her time at FPV, Krista organized the fund’s first Woman in Blockchain Summit, which brought together leading women in blockchain to discuss the growth of decentralized technology and how to foster diversity in the sector. She holds a B.A. in economics with a concentration in mathematics from Colby College.

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Latest Publications

How Antitrust Enforcers Helped Create a Live Events Monster

Anti-Monopoly Policies & Enforcement

October 19, 2022 — "How Antitrust Enforcers Helped Create a Live Events Monster" explains how the merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster highlights the failures of the light-touch approach to antitrust and merger enforcement. The policy brief lays out how and why present day enforcers must redress this — and other — mistakes.

How Policymakers Can Stop Monopoly Price Hikes

Anti-Monopoly Policies & Enforcement

April 8, 2022 — With mounting evidence that corporate power is a key contributing factor to record-high inflation, Economic Liberties today released model legislation designed to stop large corporations from illegally colluding to raise prices or keep wages down.

To Save Jobs and Slow Inequality, Stop the Merger Frenzy

Anti-Monopoly Policies & Enforcement

January 11, 2021 — "Stop the Merger Frenzy" breaks down the economic consequences of some of the biggest mergers in 2021 and outlines solutions for policymakers to address this corporate consolidation.

A Better Foundation: Addressing Consolidation in the Cement and Concrete Industries to Secure Low-Carbon Alternatives

Anti-Monopoly Policies & Enforcement

November 3, 2021 —“A Better Foundation" analyzes the structure of the cement and concrete industries, and documents the structural barriers preventing innovative companies from producing greener products.