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Austin Frerick

Research Fellow

Austin is a Fellow at the Open Markets Institute. He’s been quoted in The New York Times, The Intercept, & Mother Jones, written for Fast Company, Buzzfeed News, Forbes, SlowFoodsUSA, Civil Eats, & The Des Moines Register, and profiled in The Intercept, Dissent, Civil Eats, In These Times, & Bloomberg BNA. He’s also published research in the National Tax Journal, Tax Notes, & U.S. Department of Treasury, and his research has been cited in The Washington Post & The New York Times.

Before coming to Open Markets, Austin worked at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the Tax Analysis Department, Congressional Research Service, and the Institute for Research on Poverty. He has a Bachelors from Grinnell College and a MPA from the University of Wisconsin — Madison. You can follow him on Twitter at @AustinFrerick .


Latest Work


The Intercept: Attacking Monopoly Power Can Be Stunningly Good Politics, Survey Finds

Date Published: November 28, 2018

Open Markets fellow Austin Frerick discusses the newly-released Concentration Crisis data with The Intercept and how regulators have done little to stop the consolidation of private power across several sectors. The data is complemented by a survey underwritten by Open Markets demonstrating that three quarters of Americans believe “big corporations have too much power.”

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