Matt Stoller

Matt Stoller is the Director of Research at the American Economic Liberties Project. He is the author of the Simon and Schuster book Goliath: The Hundred Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy, which Business Insider called “one of the year’s best books on how to rethink capitalism and improve the economy.” David Cicilline, Chairman of the House Antitrust Subcommittee, has called Stoller’s work “an inspiration.” Stoller is a former policy advisor to the Senate Budget Committee.

He also worked for a member of the Financial Services Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives during the financial crisis. While a staffer, he wrote a provision of law mandating a third party audit of the Federal Reserve’s emergency lending activities. He also helped cut part of a $20 billion subsidy to large financial institutions. His 2012 law review article on the foreclosure crisis, The Housing Crash and the End of American Citizenship, predicted the rise of autocratic political forces, and his 2016 Atlantic article, How the Democrats Killed their Populist Soul, helped inspire the new anti-monopoly movement. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, Fast Company, Foreign Policy, the Guardian, Vice, The American Conservative, and the Baffler. Stoller writes the monopoly-focused newsletter Big with tens of thousands of subscribers, which you can subscribe to here.

You can reach Matt at mstoller@economicliberties.us.

Latest Publications

The Guardian: The US baby formula shortage isn’t bad luck. It was completely preventable

Anti-Monopoly Policies & Enforcement

June 13, 2022 — In The Guardian, Economic Liberties’ Research Director Matt Stoller explains how shortages of vital, life-preserving goods are routine in America – and they’re the product of bad policy.

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.

The Guardian: Facebook was born, lives and thrives in scandal. It’s been lawless for years

Anti-Monopoly Policies & EnforcementTech

October 26, 2021 — Following a rough stretch of bad news for Facebook, Economic Liberties’ Director of Research Matt Stoller details in The Guardian how Facebook thrives in scandal.

Access to Markets: The Other Red Tape: Market Concentration and The Rise of Private Gatekeepers

Anti-Monopoly Policies & EnforcementIndependent Business & Entrepreneurship

June 14, 2021 — "The Other Red Tape" documents the ways dominant corporations threaten entrepreneurship and business growth and lays out how we can restructure markets to be open, fair, and competitive.

The Guardian: America faces supply-chain disruption and shortages. Here’s why

Anti-Monopoly Policies & EnforcementIndependent Business & Entrepreneurship

October 1, 2021 — For The Guardian, Economic Liberties’ Research Director Matt Stoller explained how systemic monopolization is at the root of wide-spread shortages and rising inflation.

New York Times: States Are Right to Rebel Against Big Tech

Anti-Monopoly Policies & EnforcementState and Local PolicyTech

March 18, 2021— In an exclusive essay for The New York Times, Economic Liberties’ Matt Stoller and Pat Garofalo argued in favor of state antitrust bills that would dismantle Apple and Google’s monopoly over the distribution of smartphone apps.