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Latest Study -- October, 2014:

Who Owns America's Oil and Natural Gas Companies: A 2014 Update

By Robert J. Shapiro and Nam D. Pham

The broad ownership of America's public corporations, as researchers have found, yields substantial economic and social benefits. It encourages companies to focus on investments that can secure strong returns, including new plant and equipment, research and development (R&D), and employment and training of highly-qualified personnel. Broad corporate ownership also generates capital that companies need to increase their efficiency and innovative capacities. Most important, the broad ownership of U.S. corporations promotes social progress by enabling large numbers of Americans to benefit from the returns generated by efficient, productive and innovative enterprises.....

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