21st CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation/ 17th CEPR/JIE School on Applied Industrial Organisation


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The spread of the coronavirus has resulted in many events around the world being cancelled, postponed or reformatted to allow for remote participation. The next CEPR/JIE Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation and CEPR/JIE School on Applied Industrial Organisation will take place on 7-9 June 2021 in Rome.

The organisers and steering committee of the 21st CEPR/JIE Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation (IO) are writing to invite you to submit a paper or to express your interest in attending the conference, which will take place in Rome.  The conference will be organised by Andrea Pozzi (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance and CEPR), Mar Reguant (Northwestern University, NBER, and CEPR) and Nicolas Schutz (University of Mannheim and CEPR).

The event is hosted by the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) and will take place at their facilities in central Rome.  Financial support for the conference is generously provided by the Journal of Industrial Economics (JIE), EIEF, University of Zurich, European Research Council (ERC), Charles River Associates, Cornerstone Research, SOSE and CEPR.

Conference Details:

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.

The last two years, the conference "returned to its roots" and witnessed enhanced collaboration between IO economists from both sides of the Atlantic.  Fostering this collaboration, we are happy to confirm the attendance and participation of Simon Anderson (Virginia and CEPR), Uli Doraszelski (Wharton and CEPR), Phil Haile (Yale), Jean-Francois Houde (Wisconsin), Francine Lafontaine (Michigan and CEPR), Jeanine Miklos-Thal (Rochester), Nathan Miller (Georgetown), Aviv Nevo (Upenn), Ariel Pakes (Harvard), Matt Shum (Caltech), Amanda Starc (Kellogg), and Jidong Zhou (Yale SOM). 

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.  Based on the success of the format last year, researchers accepted to the school will give very short (<10 min) presentations of their work at some point during the conference and participate in poster sessions during an extended lunch period immediately after their presentations.  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 2020-21, 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. Further details about the school are included in its own Call for Papers available here: https://cepr.org/cfp-school.

Building on the success of the policy panel last year, we will again have a policy panel.  The topic and panelists will be confirmed as soon as possible and will be announced at the same time as the conference program. 

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/people/faculty/crawford/cepr.html.

Paper Submissions, Conference Attendance, and Deadlines:

The deadline for submissions is Friday 17 January, 2020 at 18:00 (GMT).  Authors will be notified about whether their paper has been accepted in March 2020. 

Authors can upload their submission by visiting the registration link: https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-conference-applied-industrial-organisation-... and logging into your CEPR account. If you do not currently have a CEPR account, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register  and then click on the registration link above. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer, at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804.

Individuals wishing to attend the conference should also express their interest via the online form above.  We try to accommodate as many such requests as possible, but please understand if we cannot due to space or budgetary constraints.  Preference for attendance is given to young researchers and CEPR IO Programme members. 

Accommodation and Accommodation Funding:

We have reserved a block of rooms for the conference at a number of hotels near EIEF.  Conference participants are free to take advantage of these rooms as long as they book before the end of the day on 31 March 2020.  After this date, participants will be responsible for finding their own accommodation in Rome.

We are unfortunately unable to guarantee accommodation expenses will be covered for all participants on the programme.  Accommodation expenses for participants not on the programme are not often funded, but will be considered.  Please let us know with your submission whether you wish to be considered for accommodation funding. Funding priority will be given to junior faculty. As typical, travel expenses will only be covered in exceptional circumstances according to the usual CEPR Travel Guidelines.

Please follow the instructions below after you have logged in:

1) Click on Register/Submit

2) Click on "Yes, I would like to attend"

3) Select to attend both sessions "CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation and CEPR/JIE School for Industrial Organisation"

4) Select whether you need travel and accommodation funding

5) Select whether you would be happy to be a discussant

6) If you want to submit a paper, please make sure you click on "Would you like to submit a paper?", upload your paper, provide the paper title, abstract and the email addresses of any co-authors.

7) Select whether or not "I would like to attend even if my paper is not selected for the main programme"

8) This is very important, please select "Which session would you like to submit your paper to?" There are three choices:

i. The main CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation

ii. The CEPR/JIE School for Industrial Organisation

iii. Tick both boxes to be considered for the main conference and the school

9) If you select to submit your paper for the CEPR/JIE School for Industrial Organisation, select "Would you like to submit a CV?" to upload or provide a link your CV to support your application. This is compulsory for the CEPR/JIE School for Industrial Organisation applications only.

10) Select whether you are a PhD student.

11) Click "Save" to submit the application.

Meeting Date: 
Monday, June 8, 2020 to Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Programme Areas:

Applied IO Symposium

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