The Impact of Industry Consolidation on Government Procurement: Evidence from Department of Defense Contracting
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We thank seminar participants at the NBER Summer Institute’s Economics of National Security meeting. We are particularly grateful to Jake Shapiro for thoughtful comments, and to Peter Newell and Alison Hawks for helping us understand the institutional environment. We also thank George Holderness, Cameron Slovic, and Elizabeth Trinh for outstanding research assistance. We gratefully acknowledge research funding from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. The authors (and none of the institutions listed above) are responsible for any errors or omissions. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.