John M. Connor

OnPoint Analytics (Emeryville)
Expert Economist

John M. Connor has been Expert Economist at OnPoint Analytics, Inc. since 2014. He is an experienced economic analyst assisting law firms in cases involving allegations of price-fixing and estimating economic damages. Emeritus Professor of industrial economics at Purdue University in Indiana from 1983 to 2013, he holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Boston College 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 USDA. Dr. Connor specializes in empirical research in industrial economics and antitrust policy ; since 1996 the focus of his research has been the competitive analysis of international cartels. He is the author of 13 books and monographs and more than 200 articles in journals of economics and law. His latest book, Global Price Fixing, received two national writing awards in 2002 and 2003. A second revised edition of Global Price Fixing will be released in December 2006.


Auteurs associés

ESSEC Business School (Cergy)
Autorité de la concurrence (Paris)
Lear (Rome)
Lear (Rome)
University of Montreal
Hogan Lovells (Paris)
University of East Anglia (Norwich)
Compass Lexecon (London)


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Antoine Winckler, Bo Vesterdorf, Douglas Miller, John M. Connor, Laurence Idot, Wouter Wils Sanctions : Is more always better ? (Colloque New Frontiers of Antitrust - 15 February 2010 - Panel III)


Sanctions : Is more always better ? Introduction Laurence IDOT Professeur à l’Université Paris II-Panthéon Assas Présidente du comité scientifique de Concurrences 1. Après les enquêtes et le rôle de l’économie comportementale dans l’appréciation des comportements, voici venu le temps des sanctions, (...)

John M. Connor About cartel overcharges : Kroes is correct


An article by MM. Ehmer and Rosati in Concurences N° 4-2009 expressed dissatisfaction with a view expressed in a March 2009 speech in Brussels by Commissioner Neelie Kroes (“Science, myth and fines : Do cartels typically raise prices by 25% ?”). As a justification for the high cartel fines imposed (...)

Emmanuel Combe, Frédéric Jenny, Giancarlo Spagnolo, John M. Connor, Paolo Buccirossi L’efficacité des sanctions contre les cartels : Une perspective économique


Présentation À l’heure où la Commission publie de nouvelles lignes directrices relatives au calcul des amendes en matière antitrust, il apparaît opportun de s’interroger sur la finalité et l’efficacité des sanctions infligées aux entreprises ayant enfreint les règles de concurrence, notamment dans le cas (...)


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