Kenneth Elzinga is the Robert C. Taylor Chair in Economics at the University of Virginia. His major research interest is antitrust economics, with a focus on pricing strategy and market definition. He has testified in numerous precedent setting antitrust cases. Additionally, he was the first recipient of the Cavaliers’ Distinguished Teaching Professorship at UVA, a recipient of the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Professor Award, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award, and has earned awards in education from the Kenan and Templeton foundations. In 1992, he was given the Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest honor the University of Virginia accords its faculty.
He has a B.A. and honorary doctorate from Kalamazoo College and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University and has been a member of the faculty at the University of Virginia since 1967. In addition to his scholarly work, he is also known for three mystery novels, co-authored with William Breit (under the pen name Marshall Jevons) where the protagonist employs economic analysis to solve the crime.