THE INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION SOCIETY



















    About IOS

    The Industrial Organization Society (IOS) was founded in 1972 by Stanley Boyle, working closely with Willard Mueller. The original aim of the IOS was to promote research on antitrust policy, regulatory policy, and competition and market power in real-world markets. The Review of Industrial Organization edited by Larry White, is the official journal of the IOS. Since 2003, the IOS has sponsored an annual International Industrial Organization Conference in order to accommodate the needs and interests of the burgeoning field.

    IIOC

    The 13th annual International Industrial Organization Conference will take place in Boston at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers from April 24 to 26, 2015. To submit a paper, select the "Call for Papers" tab above.

    Officers

      President: Shane Greenstein, Northwestern University
      Vice-President: Marc Rysman, Boston University
      Secretary-Treasurer: Kenneth Boyer, Michigan State University
    BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
      Robert Feinberg, American University
      Joseph Harrington, University of Pennsylvania
      Ginger Zhe Jin, University of Maryland
      John Kwoka, Northeastern University
      Stephen Martin, Purdue University
      Robert Masson, Cornell University
      Mark Roberts, Pennsylvania State University
      David Sappington, University of Florida
      Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College
      Lawrence White, New York University
    PAST PRESIDENTS:
      Joseph Harrington, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2013
      Francine Lafontaine, University of Michigan, 2010-2011
      David Sappington, University of Florida, 2008-2009
      Christopher Snyder, Dartmouth College, 2006-2007
      Robert M. Feinberg, American University, 2004-2005
      Robert T. Masson, Cornell University, 2002-2003
      Stephen Martin, Purdue University, 2000-2001
      John T. Scott, Dartmouth College, 1999
      John E. Kwoka, Northeastern University, 1998
      Paul Geroski, 1997
      Carl Shapiro, University of California, Berkeley, 1996
      Richard Gilbert, University of California, Berkeley, 1995
      Dennis Mueller, University of Vienna, 1994
      F. M. Scherer, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1993
      William S. Comanor, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1992
      W. G. Shepherd, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1991

    SEA Meetings

    The Industrial Organization Society held the following two sessions at the annual meeting of the Southern Ecomomic Association November 22-24, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia:

      Trade and Industrial Organization
      Chair, Michael Anderson, Washington and Lee University


      Antitrust Economics
      Chair, Robert M. Feinberg, American University

    ASSA Meetings

    The Industrial Organization Society will hold the following sessions at the annual meeting of the Allied Social Sciences Association January 3 to 5, 2015 (Boston, Massachusetts):

        Jan 3, 2015 12:30 pm, Boston Marriott Copley Grand Ballroom Salon H

          Digital Media Economics (L1)
          Presiding: SHANE GREENSTEIN (Northwestern University)

          E-Book Pricing and Vertical Restraints
          BABUR DE LOS SANTOS (Indiana University)
          MATTHIJS WILDENBEEST (Indiana University)
          Using Markets to Measure the Impact of File Sharing on Movie Revenues
          KOLEMAN STRUMPF (University of Kansas)
          Panning for Gold: The Random Long Tail in Music Production
          LUIS AGUIAR (Institute for Prospective Technological Studies)
          JOEL WALDFOGEL (University of Minnesota)
          Super Returns? The Effects of Ads on Product Demand
          SETH STEPHENS-DAVIDOWITZ (Google, Inc.)
          HAL VARIAN (Google, Inc.)
          MICHAEL D. SMITH (Carnegie Mellon University)
            Discussants: RYAN MCDEVITT (Duke University)
            HONG LUO (Harvard Business School)
            JULIE MORTIMER (Boston College)
            JEFFREY PRINCE (Indiana University)


        Jan 3, 2015 2:30 pm, Boston Marriott Copley Grand Ballroom Salon H

          The Industrial Organization of Financial Services (L1)
          Presiding: JEAN-FRANCOIS HOUDE (University of Pennsylvania)

          Advertising, Consumer Awareness and Choice: Evidence from the United States Banking Industry
          ELISABETH HONKA (University of Texas)
          ALI HORTACSU (University of Chicago)
          MARIA ANA VITORINO (University of Minnesota)
          Advertising Expensive Mortgages
          UMIT GURUN (University of Texas-Dallas)
          GREGOR MATVOS (University of Chicago)
          AMIT SERU (University of Chicago)
          Competition and Customer Acquisition in the United States Credit Card Market
          DANIEL GRODZICKI (Pennsylvania State University)
          Search Frictions and Market Power in Price Negotiated Markets
          JASON ALLEN (Bank of Canada)
          ROBERT CLARK (HEC Montreal)
          JEAN-FRANCOIS HOUDE (University of Pennsylvania) >
            Discussants: MARC RYSMAN (Boston University)
            MICHAEL GRUBB (Boston College)
            VICTOR STANGO (University of California-Davis)
            ALESSANDRO GAVAZZA (London School of Economics)



        Jan 4, 2015 10:15 am, Boston Marriott Copley Simmons

          Frontiers of Empirical Industrial Organization (L1)
          Presiding: MARC RYSMAN (Boston University)

          The Welfare Effects of Congestion in Uncoordinated Assignment: Evidence from the NYC HS Match
          ATILA ABDULKADIROGLU (Duke University)
          NIKHIL AGARWAL (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
          PARAG A. PATHAK (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
          Drip Pricing When Consumers Have Limited Foresight: Evidence from Driving School Fees DAVID MUIR (University of Pennsylvania)
          KATJA SEIM (University of Pennsylvania)
          MARIA ANA VITORINO (University of Minnesota)

          Deposit Competition and Financial Fragility: Evidence from the United States Banking Sector
          MARK EGAN (University of Chicago)
          ALI HORTACSU (University of Chicago)
          GREGOR MATVOS (University of Chicago)
          Physician Competition, Incentives and Adoption of Technology
          BENJAMIN HANDEL (University of California-Berkeley)
          JONATHAN KOLSTAD (University of Pennsylvania)
          MICHAEL WHINSTON (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
            Discussants:
            FRANCESCO DECAROLIS (Boston University)
            PASQUALE SCHIRALDI (London School of Economics)
            GINGER JIN (University of Maryland)
            DAN ACKERBERG (University of Michigan)

    AWARDS

    DISTINGUISHED FELLOWS:
    The Industrial Organization Society Distinguished Fellow award is given annually in recognition of excellence in Research, Education and Leadership in the field of Industrial Organization.
  • Dennis W. Carlton, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, April 2014
  • Carl Shapiro, Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, May 2013
  • Richard Schmalensee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, March 2012
  • R. Preston McAfee, Vice President and Research Fellow at Yahoo! Research, April 2011
  • John Sutton, London School of Economics, May 2010
  • Robert H. Porter, Northwestern University, April 2009
  • Ariel Pakes, Harvard University, May 2008
  • Paul Joskow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology April 2007
  • Timothy F. Bresnahan, Stanford University April 2006
  • Oliver E. Williamson, University of California, Berkeley April 2005
  • Dennis C. Mueller, University of Vienna April 2004
  • William S. Comanor, University of California, Santa Barbara April 2003
  • W. G. Shepherd, University of Massachusetts, Amherst January 2002
  • Richard E. Caves, Harvard University January 2001
  • Jean Tirole, Institut d'Economie Industrielle, Toulouse January 2000
  • F. M. Scherer, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University January 1999
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD:
The Industrial Organization Society's Distinguished Service Award is given annually in recognition of Professional Leadership in the scholarship and practice of Industrial Organization.
  • Evan Kwerel, Federal Communications Commission, 2014
  • Kenneth D. Boyer, Michigan State University, 2013
  • John Kwoka, Northeastern University, 2012
BEST PAPER BY A JUNIOR AUTHOR:
The award is for outstanding research by a younger scholar, as published in the Review of Industrial Organization during the previous year and presented at the annual International Industrial Organization Conference.
  • Maya Meidan, Compass Lexecon for The Heterogeneous Effects of Trade Protection: A Study of US Antidumping Duties on Portland Cement June 2013.
  • Bedri Kamil Onur Tas, Rasim Ozcan, Ilke Onur,Public Procurement Auctions and Competition in Turkey, May 2012.
  • Volodymyr Bilotkach.Multimarket Contact and Intensity of Competition: Evidence from an Airline Merger, February 2011.
  • Adam Rennhoff. The Consequences of Consideration Payments: Lessons from Radio Payola, March 2010.
  • H. Evren Damar. Why Do Payday Lenders Enter Local Markets? Evidence from Oregon, March 2009, pp. 173-191.
  • Marco Castaneda and Dino Falaschetti.Does a Hospital's Profit Status Affect its Operational Scope? 33 (2), September 2008, pp. 129-159.
  • Mikhail S. Kouliavtsev. Measuring the extent of structural remedy in Section 7 settlements: Was the US DOJ successful in the 1990s? (30) 1, February 2007.
  • Stephane Caprice. Multilateral vertical contracting with an alternative supply: welfare effects of a ban on price discrimination 28(1), February 2006.
  • Orietta Marsili. Technology and the size distribution of firms: evidence from Dutch manufacturing 27(4), December 2005, pp. 303-328.
  • Helder Vasconcelos. Entry effects on cartel stability and the Joint Executive Committee 24(3), May 2004, pp. 219-241.
  • Michael J. Mazzeo. Competition and Service Quality in the U.S. Airline Industry 22(4), June 2003, pp. 385-394.
  • Claudio Piga. Debt and firms relationships: the Italian evidence 20(3), May 2002, pp. 267-282.
  • Jozef Konings and Patrick Paul Walsh. The impact of product market competition on employment determination in unionised and non-unionised firms: firm level evidence for the UK 17(4), December 2000, pp. 385-394.
  • In Kwon Lee. Non-cooperative tacit collusion, complementary bidding and incumbency premium 15(2), September 1999, pp. 115-34.
  • Philippe Cyrenne. On antitrust enforcement and the deterrence of collusive behaviour 14(3), May 1999, pp. 257-272.
  • Rachel E. Goodhue. Sustaining collusion with a fuzzy trigger 13(3), June 1998, pp. 333-345.
ROBERT F. LANZILLOTTI PRIZE:
Robert F. Lanzillotti is Dean Emeritus, Eminent Scholar Professor Emeritus of American Economic Institutions and Director, Public Policy Research Center, Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida.

The Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize for the best paper in antitrust economics accepted for presentation at the International Industrial Organization Conference is awarded annually. The winning paper is selected by a committee of experts from the relevant papers that are accepted for presentation at the conference.

  • The 2014 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded to Volker Nocke (University of Mannheim) Ben Mermelstein (Northwestern University),Mark Satterthwaite (Northwestern University) Michael Whinston (MIT and NBER) for Internal Vs External Growth in Industries with Scale Economies: A Computational Model of Optimal Merger Policy
  • The 2013 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded to Philip G. Gayle, Kansas State University and Huubinh B. Le, Kansas State University, Measuring Merger Cost Effects: Evidence from a Dynamic Structural Econometric Model
  • The 2012 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded to Richard Friberg and Andre Romahn (Stockholm School of Economics) Ex-Post Merger Review and Divestitures
  • The 2011 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded to Martijn Han (Amsterdam Center for Law and Economics) and Charles Angelucci (Toulouse School of Economics and Crest-Lei) for their paper Monitoring Managers Through Corporate Compliance Programs.
  • The 2010 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded to Michelle Goeree (University of Southern California and University of Zurich) and Eric Helland (Claremont McKenna College and RAND) for their paper Do Research Joint Ventures Serve a Collusive Function?.
  • The 2009 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded to Abraham Wickelgren (Northwestern University School of Law) and Marco Ottaviani (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University) for their paper entitled Approval Regulation and Learning, with Application to Timing of Merger Control
  • The first annual Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded in 2008 to Dennis W. Carlton (University of Chicago), Joshua S. Gans (University of Melbourne), and Michael Waldman (Cornell University) for their paper entitled Why Tie a Product Consumers Do Not Use?
  • PUBLIC UTILITY RESEARCH PRIZE:
    The Public Utility Research Prize for the best paper in regulatory economics accepted for presentation at the International Industrial Organization Conference is awarded annually. The winning paper is selected by a committee of experts from the relevant papers that are accepted for presentation at the conference.

    • The sixth annual Public Utility Research Center Prize for the best paper in regulatory economics was awarded in May to Shanjun Li, Cornell University for Better Lucky than Rich? Welfare Analysis of Automobile License Allocations in Beijing and Shanghai.
    • The fifth annual Public Utility Research Center Prize for the best paper in regulatory economics was awarded in May 2013 to Marit Hinnosaar, Northwestern University,Time Inconsistency and Alcohol Sales Restrictions.
    • The fourth annual Public Utility Research Center Prize for the best paper in regulatory economics was awarded in March 2012 to Cristian Huse, Stockholm School of Economics Fast and Furious (and Dirty): The Effects of Environmental Policy on the Swedish Car Market
    • The following two papers won the third annual Public Utility Research Center Prize for the best paper in regulatory economics.
      Joseph Cullen (Harvard University) Measuring the Environmental Benefits of Wind Generated Electricity and
      Catherine Tucker(MIT), James D. Campbell, (University of Toronto)and Avi Goldfarb (University of Toronto) Privacy Regulation and Market Structure.
    • The second annual Public Utility Research Center Prize for the best paper in regulatory economics was awarded in 2010 to Maria Kopsakangas-Savolainen and Rauli Svento (both of the University of Oulu) for their paper Comparing Welfare Effects of Different Regulation Schemes: An Application to the Electricity Distribution Industry.
    • The first annual Public Utility Research Center Prize for the best paper in regulatory economics was awarded in 2009 to Byung-Cheol Kim (Georgia Tech) and Jay Pil Choi (Michigan State University) for their paper entitled
      Net Neutrality and Investment Incentives
    BEST RISING STAR PAPER PRIZE:
    The 2014 Best Rising Star Prize was awarded in April 2014 to Yair Taylor, Duke University for Patent Breadth versus Length: An Examination of the Pharmaceutical Industry The 2013 Best Rising Star Prize was awarded in May 2013 to Garrett Johnson, University of Rochester, for The Impact of Privacy Policy on the Auction Market for Online Display Advertising.

    The first Best Rising Star Paper prize was awarded in March 2012 at the 10th annual International Industrial Organization Conference to
    Lai Jiang, Stern School of Business, New York University, The Welfare Effects of Bill Shock Regulation in Mobile Telecommunication Markets .

    Membership

    Conference registration web site is http://www.ios.neu.edu/registration.htm or simply click on the Registration tab at the top of this page.

    Membership in the Industrial Organization Society includes a one-year subscription to Review of Industrial Organization and a 20% discount on book purchases from Springer. Be sure to mention your IOS membership at your time of purchase. Membership also entitles you to a discount on a subscription to the International Journal of the Economics of Business. The Industrial Organization Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and can receive tax-deductible contributions.

    Contact Information

    Questions may be directed to the Conference Administrator, Kathy Downey: k.downey@neu.edu.

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

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

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