INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE
The Prudential Skywalk Keynote
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It was a great conference filled with interesting research and conversations. The program was full of papers and presentations spanning theory, empirics, experiments, and policy with participants ranging from emerging to established scholars.
We thank the keynote speake,Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
We sincerely thank all the members of the program committee who worked so diligently to put together a great program.
Also, we would like to thank our sponsors: Amazon, Analysis Group, Bates White, Charles River Associates, Compass Lexecon, Cornerstone Research, Microsoft, NERA Economic Consulting, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, University of Florida Public Utility Research Center and University of Florida Public Policy Research Center. We are extremely grateful to them for helping to make this event possible.
We are pleased to announce that the next conference will be at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania over April 15-17, 2016. We hope you will take note of these dates so you can plan to join us next year.
Congratulations to our award winners:
Severin Borenstein, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD:
Lawrence J. White, New York University Stern School of Business
BEST RISING STAR PAPER PRIZE:
Andrew Butters, Kellogg School of Management
For: Demand Volatility, Adjustment Costs, Temporal Aggregation, and Productivity
THE EIGHTH ANNUAL ROBERT F. LANZILLOTTI PRIZE FOR THE BEST PAPER IN ANTITRUST ECONOMICS:
Nathan Miller, Georgetown University Matthew Weinberg, Drexel University
For: Mergers Facilitate Tacit Collusion: An Empirical Investigation of the Miller/Coors Joint Venture
THE SEVENTH ANNUAL PUBLIC UTILITY RESEARCH CENTER PRIZE FOR THE BEST PAPER IN REGULATORY ECONOMICS:
Shaun McRae, University of Michigan
For: Vertical Integration and Price Differentials in the U.S. Crude Oil Market
BEST PAPER BY A JUNIOR AUTHOR IN THE PAST YEARS REVIEW OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION
Chris Doyle, RBB Economics Martijn Han, Institute for Economic Theory, Humboldt University Berlin
For: Cartelization through Buyer Groups, May 2014
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Directions to the Park Plaza
Rich in history, The Boston Park Plaza Hotel has distinguished itself with classic elegance and personal service that continues to attract travelers from all over the world who visit Boston for business, leisure or special Boston Events. This is the third year that the IIOC will take place at the Park Plaza.
With an unsurpassed Boston address, the Boston Park Plaza Hotel is located only 3 miles from Logan International Airport and only 200 yards from the nation's first public parks, Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden also easily accessible to Boston Activities, and shopping along world renowned Newbury Street, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the Theatre District and all of Boston's most historic landmarks.
Rooms are being held at the Boston Park Plaza at the special room block rate of $219 per night, plus applicable taxes. Please note that the room block expires March 27 or whenever the room block is sold out. The following link will direct you to the room block: https://bostonparkplaza.reztrip.com/rt/ext/promoRate?property=100&mode=b&pm=true&sr=44764&vr=3
On Saturday evening, there will be a reception at The Prudential Skywalk from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Skywalk is Boston's only sky-high vantage point for sweeping 360 degree views of Greater Boston and beyond. The Skywalk is approximately a 20 minute walk from the Park Plaza but trolleys (Old Town Trolley) will provide transportation and the driver will narrate along the way.
Severin Borenstein is E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business and a Research Associate of the Energy Institute at Haas. He is also Director emeritus of the University of California Energy Institute and the Energy Institute at Haas. He received his A.B. from U.C. Berkeley and Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T. His research focuses on business competition, strategy, and regulation. He has published extensively on the airline industry, the oil and gasoline industries, and electricity markets. His current research projects include the economics of renewable energy, economic policies for reducing greenhouse gases, alternative models of retail electricity pricing, and competitive dynamics in the airline industry. Borenstein is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA. He served on the Board of Governors of the California Power Exchange from 1997 to 2003. During 1999-2000, he was a member of the California Attorney General's Gasoline Price Task Force. In 2010-11, Borenstein was a member of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood's Future of Aviation Advisory Committee. In 2012-13, he served on the Emissions Market Assessment Committee, which advised the California Air Resources Board on the operation of California’s Cap and Trade market for greenhouse gases.
Conference Administrator: Kathy Downey, firstname.lastname@example.org