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The 13th Annual
INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE


Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers


April 24-26, 2015

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







The Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers
The Prudential Skywalk Keynote
Boston, Massachusetts
Contact Information









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

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

        Thank you to all the 2015 IIOC Participants!

        Click here for the pictures.

        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 speaker,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:


        DISTINGUISHED FELLOW:
        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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    The Boston Park Plaza Hotel


    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

    The Prudential Skywalk


    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.




    Keynote

    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.



    About Boston

    Boston, first incorporated as a town in 1630, and as a city in 1822, is one of America's oldest cities, with a rich economic and social history. What began as a homesteading community eventually evolved into a center for social and political change. Boston has since become the economic and cultural hub of New England. As the region's hub, Boston is home to over 617,000 residents, many institutions of higher education, some of the world's finest inpatient hospitals, and numerous cultural and professional sports organizations. Boston-based jobs, primarily within the finance, health care, educational, and service areas, numbered nearly 660,000 in 2002. Millions of people visit Boston to take in its historic neighborhoods, attend cultural or sporting events, and conduct business.


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