Lina Khan

Lina Khan was a fellow with the Open Markets program at New America, where she researched the concentration of power in America’s political economy and the evolution of antitrust laws. She has reported on consolidation across sectors, including agriculture, finance, tech, media, and commodities. From 2011-2014, she was a policy analyst for the program, formerly known as the Markets, Enterprise, and Resiliency Initiative.

Khan has written for The American Prospect, CNN, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, Quartz, Salon, The Washington Monthly, and The Washington Post, among others, and has appeared on C-Span’s Washington Journal, NPR, and the Majority Report with Sam Seder. Her work has been cited by publications including the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

Khan served as policy director for Zephyr Teachout’s 2014 gubernatorial campaign in New York. She studied political theory at Williams College and is presently studying at Yale Law School.

All Work

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After Three Decades of Neglect, Antitrust Is Back on the Democratic Platform

Lina Khan's forthcoming paper was cited by Stacy Mitchell in an Op-Ed about the antitrust plank in the Democratic platform.


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Democrats Weigh Antitrust Effort Against Silicon Valley

Lina Khan and Barry C. Lynn were both cited in Vice's Motherboard in a story about antitrust efforts as they relate to Silicon Valley.


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Declining Entrepreneurship, Labor Mobility, and Business Dynamism: A Demand-Side Approach

Barry Lynn and Lina Khan's paper "Out of Business" was cited in a new paper by the Roosevelt Institute.


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Silicon Valley Could Get Pass in Democrats’ Antitrust Crusade

Lina Khan was quoted in Bloomberg about antitrust and Silicon Valley.


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Democrats Imitate Trust-Busting Teddy in Own Populist Appeal

For the first time in three decades, Democrats are officially putting big business on notice: Don’t get too big or too powerful.


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Market Power and Inequality: How Big Should Antitrust’s Role Be in Reducing Inequality?

Lina Khan's upcoming paper on the role of antitrust law on reducing inequality was covered by the University of Chicago's ProMarket.


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Untamed: How to Check Corporate, Financial, and Monopoly Power

A policy agenda designed to rewrite the rules that shape the corporate and financial sectors.


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How to Reboot the FTC

Lina Khan wrote for Politico about rebooting the FTC.


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The next president should break up some big companies

Antitrust laws need to be enforced better. Here's how.


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The government says airlines prey on consumers. That’s the government’s fault.

At every juncture, this was predicted. When Delta and Northwest sought to merge in 2008, consumer groups noted the tie-up would be the “cana


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The age of Amazon is upon us: How one court battle reveals the growing threat of monopoly

Today, given that the central players in the Internet economy are middlemen – platforms that connect buyers and sellers – pricing laws will


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What everyone’s getting wrong about Amazon

Saying that Amazon’s monopoly over books doesn’t matter because it doesn’t also have a monopoly in televisions is like saying that John Rock