The Private International Cartels (PIC) Data Set comprises the largest known collection of legal-economic information on contemporary price-fixing cartels. This publication constitutes a subset of the data collection that covers 1990 to 2019 in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. It also includes a data guide that details the scope, strengths, and limitations of the data. The first sections explain the scope, strengths, and limitations of the PIC data. The second section analyses the size of, injuries caused by, and antitrust penalties imposed on contemporary price-fixing cartels.
Sheets 2 and 3 of the spreadsheet show currency exchange rates and, importantly, a list of footnotes and abbreviations such as two-digit industry codes and country codes.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
- John M. Connor (2020). Private International Cartels Full Data 2019 edition. (Version 2.0). Purdue University Research Repository. doi:10.4231/G5GZ-0505
The data were collected by John M. Connor from publicly available sources between the years 1990 and 2019. This is an updated dataset that contains additional data and updated information. The August 2019 Full Data Private International Cartels spreadsheet and related back-up spreadsheets are published under the sole responsibility of John M. Connor, Professor Emeritus, Purdue University.