CALL FOR PAPERS: Link
Madrid, 13-15 June 2019
Organisers: Natalia Fabra (UC3M), Volker Nocke (Mannheim), and Ali Yurukoglu (Stanford)
The event is hosted by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and will take place at Caixa Forum, across the street from the Prado Museum in central Madrid. Financial support for the conference is generously provided by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Obra Social La Caixa, Journal of Industrial Economics (JIE), University of Zurich, European Research Council (ERC), and CEPR.
The Applied IO conference series seeks to contribute to the understanding of the breadth of topics analysed within the field of Industrial Organisation, including demand, productivity, competition in the short- and long-run, innovation, investment, and auctions, to develop empirical protocols and tests of economic models, to promote the exchange and the dissemination of results at the forefront of research, and finally, to evaluate current competition and regulation policies. It will cover the state of the art in both theoretical and empirical Industrial Organisation.
Last year the conference “returned to its roots” and witnessed enhanced collaboration between IO economists from both sides of the Atlantic. This year the conference hopes to sustain this development and, in addition, particularly seeks submissions analysing research questions using theoretical methods. To foster informed discussion of such work, we are happy to confirm the attendance and participation of Heski Bar-Isaac (Toronto), Dirk Bergemann (Yale), Luis Cabral (NYU), Joe Harrington (Penn), Igal Hendel (Northwestern), Ken Hendricks (Wisconsin), Justin Johnson (Cornell), Bruno Jullien (Toulouse), Leslie Marx (Duke), Massimo Motta (UPF), Xavier Vives (IESE), Frank Wolak (Stanford), and Jidong Zhou (Yale).
Young European researchers are encouraged to apply to the concurrent CEPR/JIE School for Industrial Organisation. The goal of the school is to provide a forum for young European researchers in Applied IO to get exposure for and receive feedback on their work. In an experimental format this year, researchers accepted to the school will give very short presentations of their work at some point during the conference and participate in poster sessions during extended lunch periods on both full days of the conference. Given its goals, only young researchers pursuing or having recently (within four years) received a PhD from a European economics program are eligible. Preference will be given to those students expecting to go on the academic job market in 2019-20, with additional (though lesser) preference given to other applicants according to their time since PhD completion.
Applicants to the main conference that are eligible and wish to also be considered for the school should indicate such with their submission. In such cases, no separate school application is necessary.
Please forward this call to others, especially junior faculty, who might have papers suitable for the conference or school. Papers will be selected by a committee of the organisers. Anyone may sign up to receive future calls for this conference at https://www.econ.uzh.ch/en/