Private International Cartels: A Concise Introduction

5 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2014

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John M. Connor

American Antitrust Institute (AAI); Purdue University

Date Written: November 12, 2014


This three-page article is a succinct, nontechnical introduction to the topic of the economics private international cartels. It explains contemporary economic theories of collusion, the major empirical features of discovered cartels, antitrust laws meant to combat price fixing, and the concept of deterrence.

Keywords: cartels, international, antitrust

JEL Classification: L1, L41

Suggested Citation

Connor, John M. and Connor, John M., Private International Cartels: A Concise Introduction (November 12, 2014). Available at SSRN: or

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