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The 14th Annual

Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania April 15-17, 2016


The 15th annual International Industrial Organization Conference will take place at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts from April 7 to 9, 2017.

The Call for Papers is expected to go out in November 2016.

Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contact Information

Click here for a link to the photos from the IIOC 2015-Boston.

Click here for a link to the photos from the IIOC 2014-Chicago.

Click here for a link to the photos from the IIOC 2013-Boston.

The conference program is available at:

If you wish to make changes to your accepted paper, please use the web interface at:

Drexel University

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With approximately 26,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities.

Drexel has built its global reputation on core achievements that include:

  • Leadership in experiential learning through Drexel Co-op.
  • A history of academic technology firsts.
  • Recognition as a model of best practices in translational, use-inspired research.

Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel now engages with students and communities around the world via:

  • Three Philadelphia campuses and other regional sites.
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the nation’s oldest major natural science museum and research organization.
  • International research partnerships including China and Israel.
  • Drexel Online, one of the oldest and most successful providers of online degree programs.

About Philadelphia

Drexel University's lively urban campus is located in one of America's most exciting cities: Philadelphia. In a world-class city for business, art, and education, Philadelphia's skyscrapers are coupled with a blend of distinct and culturally diverse neighborhoods, creating a unique metropolitan yet intimate urban experience. Surrounded by tree-lined residential blocks just minutes away from Philadelphia's downtown Center City district, Drexel makes its home in the neighborhood of University City. Comprised of five additional universities and dotted by coffee shops, restaurants, shops, and farmers markets, University City is just one of the many reasons Philadelphia makes an ideal place for students to live, play, and learn.


The room block is sold out at the Sheraton Philadelphia University City (3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104).

Nearby to the University City Campus

No special rates are available. Please contact the hotels directly for rates and availability.

Please visit the Campus Philly Travel Desk & Hotel Discounts page for other hotel rates and travel information.

Sonesta Hotel, 1800 Market St., Philadelphia, PA (1 Mile)
The Saturday, April 16 Dinner will be held at the Sonesta.

The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel (2 Blocks)
3600 Sansom Street
(215) 222-0200

Spruce Hill Manor Bed & Breakfast (4 Blocks)
3709 Baring Street
(215) 472-2213

Homewood Suites by Hilton University City (6 Blocks)
4109 Walnut Street
(215) 382-1111


Michael D. Whinston is the Sloan Fellows Professor of Management in the Applied Economics Group at MIT Sloan and Professor of Economics in the Economics Department.

Whinston was the Robert E. and Emily H. King Professor of Business Instutions in the Department of Economics, Northwestern University from 1998-2013. Previously, he was a Professor of Economics at Harvard University.

He is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society.  He was also a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow from 1990-1992. Whinston was awarded the Compass Lexicon Prize in 2008.

His research has covered a variety of topics in microeconomics and industrial organization, including firm behavior in oligopolistic markets, antitrust, game theory, the design of contracts and organizations, law and economics, and most recently, health economics.

Whinston is a coauthor of the leading graduate textbook in microeconomics, Microeconomic Theory [Oxford University Press, 1995], and  is the author of Lectures on Antitrust Economics [The MIT Press, 2006]. Most recently he co-authored Microeconomics [McGraw-Hill, 2007; second edition 2013], an intermediate microeconomics text. 

He has served as a coeditor of the RAND Journal of Economics, the leading journal in industrial organization, and is currently on the editorial board of the American Economic Journals: Microeconomics

Whinston received a BS in economics and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in economics  from MIT.

Contact Information

Conference Administrator: Kathy Downey,

    Mailing address:
    Industrial Organization Society
    c/o Kathy Downey
    Northeastern University
    Department of Economics
    301 Lake Hall
    Boston, MA 02115-5000

    Phone Number: 617-373-2887
    Fax Number: 617-373-3640