Valerie Suslow is the vice dean for faculty and research as well as a professor of economics at the Carey Business School.  She joined Johns Hopkins University in August 2015.

Her research area is in the field of industrial organization, with a focus on the economics of explicit price fixing and cartel operations.  She examines the determinants of cartel stability, international cartel operations, and antitrust policy responses.  Her most recent work analyzes the extent to which vertical restraints can support anticompetitive behavior, especially horizontal collusion. 

Dr. Suslow has authored numerous articles and book chapters and her research has been published in journals including the Journal of Law and Economics, Antitrust Law Journal, International Journal of Industrial Organization, and Journal of Economic Literature. She is a senior editor of the Antitrust Law Journal.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Suslow was senior associate dean for MBA Programs at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where she was also professor of business economics and public policy and the Louis and Myrtle Moskowitz Research Professor of Business and Law.

Dr. Suslow earned her PhD in economics from Stanford University and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Her awards include the Victor L. Bernard Faculty Award for Leadership in Teaching and the Andy Andrews Distinguished Service Award from the University of Michigan, as well as the John M. Olin National Fellowship from the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.