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Watch: Stacy Mitchell Speaks on Amazon and Empty Storefronts

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Photo: Stacy Mitchell presenting at Winter Institute 2016.

ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell spoke about a strategy to rein in Amazon’s expanding market power in this presentation at the 2016 Winter Institute. The annual conference and educational event, hosted by the American Booksellers Association, was held in Denver on Jan. 25 and 26.

The panel discussion, “Amazon and Empty Storefronts,” focused on how Amazon is transforming the retail industry. The conversation covered a new study from Civic Economics that quantifies the costs of Amazon’s expansion in terms of fiscal and land use impacts, as well as local and national policy considerations that will be critical to creating an equitable and sustainable economy.

Mitchell spoke with Matt Cunningham and Dan Houston of Civic Economics, with a welcome from ABA CEO Oren Teicher.


Stacy Mitchell also presented at another session, “The New Localism.” Watch it here.

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