Colleen P. Loughlin

Executive Vice President


Colleen Loughlin is an Executive Vice President with Compass Lexecon based in Chicago. She is an economist specializing in industrial organization, antitrust, international trade, and finance with extensive expertise in litigation across a range of industries including: pharmaceuticals, sports, consumer goods, financial data products, agricultural products, and retail distribution. Dr. Loughlin has assisted with analyses, filings and presentations on numerous competition matters before regulatory agencies in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, China, and the EU. She has also consulted on international competition policy matters. Before joining Compass Lexecon (formerly Lexecon) in 1988, Loughlin worked at the Congressional Budget Office analyzing the economic impact of proposed federal legislation. She is a co-author with Nobel Laureate James Heckman on a paper analyzing the effect of athletics on student educational and economic outcomes as well as a paper on advertising and youth smoking. She received her M.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan and received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

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    • PhD in Economics, University of Illinois
    • MA in Economics, University of Michigan
    • BA in Economics and French, Wayne State University

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