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The 12th Annual
INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE


Northwestern Law Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth


April 11-13, 2014

Website: http://www.ios.neu.edu







Future IIOCs
Northwestern Law
Keynote
Chicago,Illinois
Contact Information









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


        Thank you to our presenters, chairs, discussants, sponsors and all the participants for a successful conference!


        We also want to thank the Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth at Northwestern University for hosting this conference. We are indebted to Derek Gundersen of the Searle Center for his tireless work on behalf of the conference.


        Congratulations to our award winners:

            • DISTINGUISHED FELLOW
                Dennis W. Carlton, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
            • DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
                Evan Kwerel, Federal Communications Commission
            • BEST RISING STAR PAPER PRIZE
                Yair Taylor, Duke University Patent Breadth versus Length: An Examination of the Pharmaceutical Industry
            • THE SEVENTH ANNUAL ROBERT F. LANZILLOTTI PRIZE
              FOR THE BEST PAPER IN ANTITRUST ECONOMICS
                Volker Nocke; University of Mannheim Ben Mermelstein; Northwestern University Mark Satterthwaite; Northwestern University Michael Whinston; MIT and NBER Internal Vs External Growth in Industries with Scale Economies: A Computational Model of Optimal Merger Policy
            • THE SIXTH ANNUAL PUBLIC UTILITY RESEARCH CENTER PRIZE FOR THE BEST PAPER IN REGULATORY ECONOMICS
                Shanjun Li, Cornell University Better Lucky than Rich? Welfare Analysis of Automobile License Allocations in Beijing and Shanghai
            • BEST PAPER BY A JUNIOR AUTHOR IN THE PAST YEARS REVIEW OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION
                Maya Meidan, Compass Lexecon The Heterogeneous Effects of Trade Protection: A Study of US Antidumping Duties on Portland Cement June 2013.


          The 12th annual International Industrial Organization Conference took place at the Northwestern Law Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth in Chicago Illinois from April 11 to 13, 2014.
          The conference included Dennis Carlton as keynote speaker, panel discussions, and contributed sessions on all topics in industrial organization including antitrust economics and regulation.


          The 2014 conference program schedule: http://editorialexpress.com/conference/IIOC2014/program/IIOC2014.html

          If you have submitted and would like to review your submission: http://editorialexpress.com/conference/IIOC2014

          Future Dates for the IIOC

          • April 24 to 26, 2015
            Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers
            Boston, Massachusetts

          • April 15 to 17, 2016
            Drexel University
            Philadelphia, Pennsylvania







      The Northwestern Law Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth is a nonprofit research and educational organization committed to the study of the impact of laws and regulations on economic growth. Based at Northwestern University School of Law, the Center was founded in 2006 with a generous grant from the late Daniel C. Searle.

      The mission of The Searle Center is to study the impact of laws and regulations on economic growth and to communicate the results of that research to academic, public policy and judicial leaders. The Searle Center has a dual mission of research and education.

      Keynote

      The keynote speaker for the Saturday Dinner at the Double Tree Hotel was Dennis Carlton.

      Dennis W. Carlton is the David McDaniel Keller Professor of Economics at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago where he teaches in the Business School, Law School and Economics Department. His teaching and research centers on microeconomics, industrial organization, and antitrust. He has published more than 100 articles and two books, including one of the leading textbooks in industrial organization. He is the co-editor of The Journal of Law and Economics and serves on the Editorial Board of Competition Policy International, and on the advisory board of The Journal of Competition Law and Economics.

      In addition to his academic credentials, Carlton recently served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. He also served as the sole economist on the recent Antitrust Modernization Commission, a Congressional commission that published its findings in 2007. Carlton is a Senior Managing Director of Compass Lexecon. He has served as an expert in numerous domestic and foreign cases involving issues in antitrust, contract damages, regulation, and intellectual property in industries ranging from telecommunications, energy, airlines, railroads, insurance, computers, credit cards, chemicals, organized exchanges to automobiles. He has also served as a consultant for the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission on cases and general antitrust policy, and as an advisor to the Department of Justice and FTC in the revision of the Merger Guidelines. He lectures frequently on antitrust issues.

      Carlton is the recipient of a number of awards, including the first annual Robert F Lanzillotti prize for the best paper in antitrust economics awarded at the 2008 IIOC.


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    Contact Information


    Conference Administrator: Kathy Downey, k.downey@neu.edu

      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