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In light of the evolving global coronavirus situation, the Industrial Organization Society has canceled the International Industrial Organization Conference 2020 that was scheduled for May 1-3 at Drexel University.

The IIOC 2020 program has been posted at  https://editorialexpress.com/conference/IIOC2020/program/IIOC2020.html.

We are happy to share all 324 papers as they represent a wide spectrum of topics in industrial organization. We hope that you find the opportunity to browse the sessions, to learn about the most recent research in our field. As in prior years, the program is full of papers and presentations spanning theory, empirics, experiments, and policy with participants ranging from emerging to established scholars.

We are also pleased to announce the following prizes for best papers. We look forward to presenting the awards in person next year at the IIOC 2021 in Boston, April 9-11, 2021.

Congratulations to all!

  • The Best Rising Star Paper Prize for the best paper by a graduate student is awarded to Claudia Allende (Columbia University) for her paper Competition Under Social Interactions and the Design of Education Policies.
  • The Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize for the best paper in antitrust economics is awarded to by Colleen Cunningham (London Business School), Florian Ederer (Yale University) and Song Ma (Yale University) for their paper Killer Acquisitions.
  • The Public Utility Research Center Prize for the best paper in regulatory economics is awarded to Jason Allen (Bank of Canada), Robert Clark (Queen’s University), Brent Hickman (Washington University in St. Louis) and Eric Richert (Queen’s University) for their paper Resolving Failed Banks: Uncertainty, Multiple Bidding, and Market Design.
  • The prize for outstanding research by a younger scholar, as published in the Review of Industrial Organization during the previous year, is awarded to Ana Georgina Marin and Rainer Schwabe for their paper entitled Bank Competition and Financial Inclusion: Evidence from Mexico

Michael Riordan, is the 2020 IOS Distinguished Fellow.  The Distinguished Fellow Award is given in recognition of excellence in Research, Education and Leadership in the field of Industrial Organization.

Michael Riordan is the Laurans A. and Arlene Mendelson Professor of Economics at Columbia University. His recent research interests include topics on telecommunications, antitrust, and oligopoly. He has written numerous journal articles on these and other industrial organization topics including regulation, contract theory, defense procurement, health services, vertical integration, internal organization of firms, and product quality. Professor Riordan’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Drug Abuse, and other organizations. He is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society and was a National Fellow of the Hoover Institution. He served as co-editor of the RAND Journal of Economics, a member of the editorial board of the American Economic Review, and associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics. His government experience includes assignments as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission and Economic Advisor at the Federal Trade Commission. He held previous academic appointments at the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, and Boston University. Professor Riordan received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

The Industrial Organization Society’s Distinguished Service Award, given annually in recognition of Professional Leadership in the scholarship and practice of Industrial Organization, is awarded to Margaret Slade.

Margaret Slade is professor emeritus in the Vancouver School of Economics at The University of British Columbia where she taught for 20 years before going to the UK to become the Leverhulme Professor of Industrial Economics at the University of Warwick.  Her research is concerned with applied problems in Industrial Organization, especially those requiring the analysis of data.  Her interests are in both horizontal (same product market) and vertical (buying and selling) relationships and policies.

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