John Carter


Economics and Accounting Department

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Cornell University


Fields:  Conflict Economics, Experimental Economics, Public Choice, Industrial Organization  


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PO Box 45A

I retired from Holy Cross in 2013, after thirty-seven wonderful years of instruction, scholarship, and service.  Happily, I’ve had no problem filling my time pursuing personal interests.  I am a much rewarded New England sports fan, and I enjoy soccer, especially at the international level.  True to my southern roots, I still follow auto racing, including the various series of NASCAR and especially IMSA.  I am an avid four-season hiker throughout New England, and during summers I have enjoyed solo adventures to the high peaks of Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, North Carolina, Oregon, and Washington.  To get up and down the mountains, I stay active with jogging, spinning, and the usual fitness machines.  I listen a lot to Americana and Roots music, mostly on noncommercial FM radio like WCUW in Worcester and on internet sources like the, Gravel Road on, and Boot Liquor on SomaFM.  In the spring and summer I tend my vegetable and fruit gardens.  If I could, I would grow chocolate, lots of chocolate.

I am no longer active in academic pursuits, but I welcome communication and visits from former students.  I’m still around Holy Cross as many days as not, either at the athletic facilities or Dinand Library.


Selected Publications

C.H. Anderton and J.R. Carter, Principles of Conflict Economics: The Political Economy of War, Terrorism, Genocide, and
, 2d edition.  New York:  Cambridge University Press, 2019.

C.H. Anderton and J.R. Carter, Principles of Conflict Economics:  A Primer for Social Scientists. 
           New York:  Cambridge University Press, 2009.

C.H. Anderton and J.R. Carter, “A New Look at Weak State Conditions and Genocide Risk,”
            Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy, 21 (No. 1, 2015), 1-36.

C.H. Anderton and J.R. Carter, "Vulnerable Trade:  The Dark Side of an Edgeworth Box,"
           Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 68 (No. 2, November 2008), 329-342.

J.R. Carter, “An Empirical Note on Economic Freedom and Income Inequality,” Public Choice,
          130 (No. 1-2, 2006), 163-177.

C.H. Anderton and J.R. Carter, "The Impact of War on Trade:  An Interrupted Time-Series Study,"
            Journal of Peace Research, 38 (No. 4, 2001), 445-457.

J.R. Carter and C.H. Anderton, "An Experimental Test of a Predator-Prey Model of Appropriation,"
          Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 45 (May 2001), 83-97.

C.H. Anderton, R.A. Anderton, and J.R. Carter, "Economic Activity in the Shadow of Conflict,"
           Economic Inquiry, 37 (January 1999), 166-179

J.R. Carter and S.A. McAloon, "A Test for Comparative Income Effects in an Ultimatum Bargaining
          Experiment," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 31 (December 1996), 369-380.

J.R. Carter and S.D. Guerette, "An Experimental Study of Expressive Voting," Public Choice,
          73 (April 1992), 251-260.

J.R. Carter and M.D. Irons, "Are Economists Different, and If So, Why?," Journal of Economic
, 5 (Spring 1991), 171-177.

J.R. Carter and D. Schap, "Line-Item Veto:  Where Is Thy Sting?," Journal of Economic
           Perspectives, 4 (Spring 1990), 103-118.

J.R. Carter, "Early Projections and Voter Turnout in the 1980 Presidential Election,"
           Public Choice, 43 (Number 2, 1984), 195-202.

J.R. Carter, "Actual Potential Entry Under Section 7 of the Clayton Act,"
          Virginia Law Review, 66 (December 1980), 1485-1510.

J.R. Carter, "Collusion, Efficiency, and Antitrust," Journal of Law and Economics,
           21 (October 1978), 435-444.

J.R. Carter, "In Search of Synergy:  A Structure-Performance Test," Review of Economics and
, 59 (August 1977), 279-289.