Martin K. Perry, JD, PhD


Martin Perry is Department Head and Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Perry specializes in the antitrust analysis of mergers and vertical restraints.

Before joining the University of Illinois in 2011, Dr. Perry served as Professor of Economics at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey since 1989. In addition, Dr. Perry held positions in research groups at Bell Telephone Laboratories and Bell Communications Research; has visited the Wharton School of Management at the University of Pennsylvania; and is a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Economic Analysis in Barcelona, Spain. During 2004, Dr. Perry served as the Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission. In that position, he worked on the investigation of the merger between Cingular Wireless and AT&T Wireless.

Dr. Perry has published in the areas of vertical integration, resale price maintenance, exclusive dealing, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, and mergers. His current research projects include vertical foreclosure, aftermarket pricing, and applications of auction models to industrial organization.

Dr. Perry has consulted for federal and state agencies on mergers in various industrial product markets and the casino gaming market in Atlantic City. Dr. Perry has also consulted on private antitrust cases involving aftermarket pricing, exclusive dealing, price discrimination, and casino gaming.


PhD Economics, Stanford University

AB, Mathematics, University of Missouri

JD, Rutgers University Law School