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Robert C. Marshall is a Distinguished Professor and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Auctions, Procurements, and Competition Policy at The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Marshall is a recognized thought leader in the areas of industrial organization, collusion, applied game theory, auctions, and procurements. He has served as a testifying expert in major antitrust litigation matters, with particular expertise in antitrust liability and cartels.

Dr. Marshall has testified before Congress regarding incentives in procurement contracting and published extensively. His articles in peer-reviewed journals and elsewhere include topics on collusive mechanisms, detection of bidder collusion, and incentives in procurement contracting. A 2011 paper, “Plus Factors in Agreements in Antitrust Law” (Michigan Law Review, December 2011, with Kovacic, Marx, and White), won the Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund Writing Award for best antitrust scholarship. Dr. Marshall has also published a book, coauthored with Leslie M. Marx, titled The Economics of Collusion: Cartels and Bidding Rings (MIT Press, 2012). He has served on two panels for the National Research Council and he is on the editorial board of the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement.


PhD, Economics, University of California, San Diego

AB, Economics, Princeton University

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