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The 20th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference      

Hosted by the Northeastern University Department of Economics

The 20th annual IIOC will take place from May 13-15, 2022 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Venue

This will be the third IIOC held at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, located in Boston, Massachusetts’ vibrant Seaport District. It features 471 rooms with a sweeping view of Boston Harbor. All sessions and the welcome reception will be held here.


It’s a big city, but you can cover the center on foot in just a couple of hours especially when staying at the Renaissance Hotel. And with the history of the Freedom Trail, the new Harborwalk, the modern attractions of the Institute of Contemporary Art and everything in between, Greater Boston is worth exploring.

The Conference

The International Industrial Organization Conference is an annual conference organized by the Industrial Organization Society. Since the IIOC’s inception, it has become a popular conference for scholars in Industrial Organization and related fields, and it is the primary place in North America for showcasing research in these fields.

The conference will include panel discussions and contributed sessions on all topics in industrial organization including antitrust economics and regulation.

The conference will also include two plenary sessions:

We are pleased to announce that Christopher Snyder will receive the Distinguished Service Award and that Judith Chevalier will receive the Distinguished Fellow Award.

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

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

Judith A. Chevalier is the William S. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Economics at the Yale School of Management. Professor Chevalier’s research is in the areas of both finance and industrial organization.  Her research focuses on the impacts of new technologies on firms, individuals, and policy.  She has written extensively on the economics of the retail sector – both in ecommerce and brick and mortar, with a particular interest in consumer product reviews. She has written extensively on career choice, career concerns, incentives, job flexibility and gig work. She has also written a series of papers exploring the overlap between finance and industrial organization. Her COVID-19 work includes an early study of masking, a geospatial study of the movement of nursing home workers across facilities and the spread of the virus, and a study of retail vaccine availability. She is the chair of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, a former co-editor of the American Economic Review and of the Rand Journal of Economics and an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society.

Christopher Snyder is the Joel Z. and Susan Hyatt Professor in the Economics Department at Dartmouth College. He specializes in the fields of industrial organization, law and economics, and microeconomic theory. He is a Research Associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research, Treasurer of the Industrial Organization Society, an Editor for the Journal of Law and Economics, and an Associate Editor for the Review of Industrial Organization. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994.