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Distintinguished Fellow

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.

  • Michael Riordan, Columbia University, 2020
  • Glenn Ellison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, April 2019
  • Nancy Rose, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, April 2018
  • Steven T. Berry, Yale University, April 2017
  • Michael Whinston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, April 2016
  • Severin Borenstein, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, April 2015
  • 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.

  • Margaret Slade, Vancouver School of Economics at The University of British Columbia, May 2020
  • William Rogerson, Northwestern University, 2019
  • Michael Katz, University of California, Berkeley, 2018
  • Lars-Hendrik Roller, Humboldt University, 2017
  • Joseph Farrell, University of California, Berkeley, 2016
  • Lawrence J. White, New York University Stern School of Business, 2015
  • 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.

2020: Ana Georgina Marin and Rainer Schwabe , Bank Competition and Financial Inclusion: Evidence from Mexico.  This prize will be awarded at the IIOC 2021 in Boston April 9-11.

Taehwan Kim, “Price Competition and Market Segmentation in Retail Gasoline: New Evidence from South Korea” November 2018

Mons Chan, University of Minnesota, How Substitutable are Labor and Intermediates (2018)

Stephanie Lee, Foster School of Business – University of Washington Does Bundling Decrease the Probability of Switching Telecommunication Service Providers? Vol. 50, (2017)

Andrew Smyth, Marquette University, Competition, Cost Innovation, and X-inefficiency in Experimental Markets 48, no. 3, 2016

Zhao Zhao He, University of Kansas for Rivalry, Market Structure and Innovation: The Case of Mobile Banking July 2015.

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.

  1. 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 2020 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize for the best paper in antitrust economics is awarded to Colleen Cunningham (London Business School), Florian Ederer (Yale University) and Song Ma (Yale University) for their paper Killer Acquisitions
  • The 2019 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded to Justin Johnson, Cornell University and Andrew Rhodes, Toulouse School of Economics Multiproduct Mergers and Quality Competition
  • The 2018 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded to Sophia Ying, Li Cornerstone Research; Joe Mazur, Purdue University; Yongjoon Park, University of Maryland; James Roberts, Duke University; Andrew Sweeting, University of Maryland and Jun Zhang, University of Maryland “Endogenous and Selective Service Choices After Airline Mergers”
  • The 2017 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded to John Asker, UCLA, Chaim Fershtman, Tel Aviv University, Jihye Jeon, NYU, and Ariel Pakes, Harvard for The Competitive Effects of Information Sharing
  • The 2015 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded to Nathan Miller, Georgetown University and Matthew Weinberg, Drexel University for Mergers Facilitate Tacit Collusion: An Empirical Investigation of the Miller/Coors Joint Venture
  • 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 twelfth 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 to Resolving Failed Banks: Uncertainty, Multiple Bidding, and Market Design.
  • The eleventh annual Public Utility Research Center Prize for the best paper in regulatory economics was awarded to Gaston Illanes, Northwestern University and Sarah Moshary; University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Deregulation through Direct Democracy: Lessons from Liquor Markets 
  • The tenth annual Public Utility Research Center Prize for the best paper in regulatory economics was awarded to Matthew Grennan, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and Robert Town, University of Texas – Austin Regulating Innovation with Uncertain Quality: Information, Risk and Access in Medical Devices
  • The ninth annual Public Utility Research Center Prize for the best paper in regulatory economics was awarded on April 8 to Lorenzo Magnolfi, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Camilla Roncoroni, University of Warwick,Political Connections and Market Structure
  • The eight annual Public Utility Research Center Prize for the best paper in regulatory economics was awarded on April 16 to Javier Donna (Ohio State University) and Jose-Antonio Espin-Sanchez (Yale University) The Illiquidity of Water Markets: Efficient Institutions for Water Allocation in Southeastern Spain
  • The seventh annual Public Utility Research Center Prize for the best paper in regulatory economics was awarded on April 25 to Shaun McRae, University of Michigan for Vertical Integration and Price Differentials in the U.S. Crude Oil Market.
  • 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

Rising Star Prize

The award is for outstanding research by a graduate student accepted for presentation at the annual International Industrial Organization Conference.

The 2020 Best Rising Star Paper Prize is awarded to Claudia Allende (Columbia University) for Competition Under Social Interactions and the Design of Education Policies.

The 2019 Best Rising Star Prize was awarded to Cailin Slattery, University of Virginia Bidding for Firms: Subsidy Competition in the U.S.

The 2018 Best Rising Star Prize was awarded to Mons Chan, University of Minnesota, How Substitutable are Labor and Intermediates?

The 2017 Best Rising Star Prize was awarded in April 2017 to Christoph Walsh, Boston University Liberalizing the Airwaves in Ghana: A Dynamic Structural Model of Radio Station Competition

The 2016 Best Rising Star Prize was awarded in April 2016 to Elena Prager, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, for Tiered Hospital Networks, Health Care Demand, and Prices

The 2015 Best Rising Star Prize was awarded in April 2015 to Andrew Butters; Kellogg School of Management For Demand Volatility, Adjustment Costs, Temporal Aggregation, and Productivity

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