John M. Connor

Professor Emeritus

Now Emeritus Professor, John M. Connor taught industrial-organization economics at Purdue University in Indiana from 1983 to 2011. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Boston College (cum laude) and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. From 1979 to 1983 he was head of Food Manufacturing Research in the Economic Research Service of the U. S. Department of Agriculture.

Dr. Connor specializes in empirical research in industrial economics and antitrust policy; since 1997 the focus of his research has been international price-fixing cartels and world-wide enforcement of price-fixing laws.  He is the author of 18 books and monographs and more than 200 other scholarly publications in economics and law. His book, Global Price Fixing, received two national writing awards in 2002 and 2003; new editions appeared in 2007 and 2008. Dr. Connor is Senior Fellow of the American Antitrust Institute. In 2009, his lifetime achievements in applied economics were recognized when he was given the highest honor of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, the title of Fellow.

Dr. Connor frequently advises law firms and antitrust authorities on legal-economic issues, cartel cases in particular.