International Cartel Stats: A Look at the Last 26 Years

10 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2016

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John M. Connor

Purdue University; American Antitrust Institute (AAI)

Date Written: August 12, 2016


This article provides extracts and an interpretive discussion of the data in the private international cartels (PIC) data set. PIC is a large sample of legal-economic information on private international “hardcore” cartels. It summarizes selected cartel statistics from the July 2016 edition of PIC, i.e., cartels prosecuted over the past 26 years. In particular, I present aggregate statistics on numbers, affected sales, damages, corporate penalties, and individual fines and incarceration. Broad geographic differences are highlighted.

Keywords: Cartel, Price Fixing, Collusion, Penalties, Injuries, Antitrust

JEL Classification: K21, L13, L41, L44

Suggested Citation

Connor, John M. and Connor, John M., International Cartel Stats: A Look at the Last 26 Years (August 12, 2016). Available at SSRN: or

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